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  1. The World

    May 23, 2014

    Italy's economy gets a little stimulus

    For decades Italy has been dragged down by the pervasive presence of criminal organisations. But, for once, the mafia may...

  2. May 22, 2014

    Italian bankers arrested on fraud allegations

    Italy’s financial police have arrested the vice-chairman of the country’s banking association and six others on allegations...

  1. May 2, 2014

    Bank of Italy warns of ‘fragile’ recovery

    Italy’s economic recovery is taking hold but remains “fragile”, the Bank of Italy has warned, noting that credit conditions...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

    Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

  3. March 4, 2014

    Italian finance: Time to modernise

    As the tourist season was heating up last summer in the southern Italian region of Puglia, officials from the Bank of Italy...

  4. February 9, 2014

    Italy rejects ‘bad bank’ plan over credit rating fears

    Italy has rejected the idea of setting up a “bad bank” for fear that it will focus market attention on the exposure of...

  5. December 18, 2013

    Italy steps up supervision of lenders

    As Spain’s banking sector consolidates, in Italy the central bank has increased supervision of the country’s lenders ahead...

  6. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2013

    Please sir, I want some more: Italy edition

    Presenting Italy, a central plank in the argument for a new vLTRO or at least an extension of what we already have: That’s...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares rose as the yen weakened and after mixed data from Japan. The Nikkei was 1.5% higher and the Kospi rose 0.8%...

  8. May 31, 2013

    God’s new banker

    Any banker might feel the need for divine intervention these days to survive a career in finance. Ernst von Freyberg perhaps...

  9. The World

    May 28, 2013

    The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

    Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

  10. May 9, 2013

    Bad loans data hit Italian bank shares

    Bad loans data from the Bank of Italy delivered a blow to the country’s bank shares. The figures showed they grew at a 22...

  11. April 29, 2013

    Italy debt costs fall to lowest since late 2010

    Italy’s borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest level since late 2010 at a treasury auction of €6bn of five- and 10-year...

  12. April 28, 2013

    Mayhem greets Italy’s grand coalition

    Mario Monti and his technocrats were propelled into office 18 months ago by an external crisis on panicking debt markets. By...

  13. April 4, 2013

    Ex-Monte dei Paschi chiefs face sanctions

    The Bank of Italy has launched sanctions procedures against former directors, managers and auditors of Monte dei Paschi di...

  14. April 2, 2013

    Monte dei Paschi hit by outflows

    Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell sharply on Tuesday as investors reacted to worse than expected results at Italy’s...

  15. March 14, 2013

    Commerzbank and VW limit Xetra gains

    A sell-off in Commerzbank and Volkswagen shares held Frankfurt’s Xetra Dax back from hitting a record high. The benchmark...

  16. March 14, 2013

    Bank of Italy moves to curb bonus payouts

    The Bank of Italy has told Italian banks which did not make a profit in 2012 or have low core capital that they should not...

  17. March 12, 2013

    Intesa chief warns of continuing challenges

    Investors in Italy must prepare for “a continuing challenging environment,” the head of its largest retail bank has warned...

  18. March 11, 2013

    Italian banks urged to boost provisions

    Italian banks are under pressure from the Bank of Italy to increase provisions by an estimated €21bn as bad loans from small...

  19. February 17, 2013

    Banker calls for Italy regulatory shake-up

    A senior Italian banker has called for a shake-up in the country’s regulatory system, which could go as far as stripping the...

  20. February 13, 2013

    Finance: Entangled in Tuscany

    In recent weeks, after the eruption of a banking scandal at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest lender, residents...

  21. February 10, 2013

    What Monte dei Paschi says of banking

    As a thriller the story of Monte dei Paschi di Siena is hard to beat: corruption, the evils of high finance, and of...

  22. February 10, 2013

    Bank of Italy seeks powers to intervene

    The Bank of Italy has called for greater powers of intervention as it seeks to stem criticism of its supervision of Monte...

  23. February 7, 2013

    Monti says he did not know of bank probes

    Mario Monti has said he did not know about judicial investigations into Monte dei Paschi di Siena last year when his...

  24. February 7, 2013

    MPS shows politics and banks a toxic mix

    Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest surviving bank, dates its origins to the 15th-century Renaissance in Tuscany....

  25. February 7, 2013

    Draghi move fuels currency war fears

    Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, on Thursday intervened in what some policy makers fear has the makings of a...

  26. February 7, 2013

    Monte dei Paschi seeks to close scandal

    The new management of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Tuscan bank at the centre of a widening derivatives scandal, has sought...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Thursday con Carney: The Bank of England’s new governor is in front on the Treasury...

  28. February 4, 2013

    MPS bailout puts Draghi mission in focus

    The mud bubbling up from the banking scandal at Monte dei Paschi di Siena has served as handy campaign material for Italian...

  29. January 31, 2013

    Santander drawn into Italian bank scandal

    The fallout from a state bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank, widened on Thursday as prosecutors...

  30. January 29, 2013

    Bank of Italy weighs in on bailout scandal

    The Bank of Italy has provided a robust defence of its regulation of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank...

  31. January 29, 2013

    Finance minister defends Italy bank supervision

    Italy’s finance minister has delivered a robust defence of the Bank of Italy’s supervision of the Tuscan bank at the centre...

  32. January 28, 2013

    Draghi meets minister over MPS problems

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, made an unannounced visit to Milan on Monday to discuss the growing...

  33. January 27, 2013

    Monte dei Paschi bonds approved

    The Bank of Italy has approved the issue of €3.9bn in bailout bonds to Monte dei Paschi di Siena, raising the prospect that...

  34. January 25, 2013

    MPS saga puts Italian officials in spotlight

    Who knew what and when? Coming in the middle of an election campaign the finger pointing over the derivatives scandal...

  35. January 25, 2013

    MPS shareholders back €3.9bn bailout

    Shareholders at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a capital raising...

  36. January 24, 2013

    Italian PM under fire over bank crisis

    Mario Monti, Italy’s prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his...

  37. January 24, 2013

    Bank of Italy weighs into MPS affair

    The Bank of Italy has weighed into a financial scandal engulfing Italy’s oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, by alleging...

  38. January 3, 2013

    Crisis of faith over Vatican ATMs

    A stand-off between two titans of finance, the Bank of Italy and the Vatican, has forced tourists to abandon their visits to...

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