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    1. October 21, 2014

      China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

      Funds affiliated with China’s central bank have bought a minority stake in Mediobanca, Italy’s pre-eminent investment bank,...

    2. September 18, 2014

      Mediobanca returns to profit

      Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, swung back into profit after booking losses on equity holdings a year...

    1. June 16, 2014

      Mediobanca and Intesa quit Telecom Italia shareholder group

      Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo have become the latest members of the dominant shareholder group in Telecom Italia to...

    2. May 30, 2014

      Mediobanca hires former Barclays Capital executive Canzonieri

      Mediobanca, the Italian investment bank, has hired Francesco Canzonieri, formerly head of financial investments 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. January 27, 2014

      Bolloré fined €3m by Italian regulator over market manipulation

      Italy’s markets regulator has hit Vincent Bolloré with a €3m market manipulation fine and banned the French industrialist...

    5. December 2, 2013

      Mediobanca hires veteran adviser to expand European operations

      Mediobanca has hired the veteran adviser Stefano Marsaglia from Barclays to co-head its investment bank as the Italian...

    6. November 26, 2013

      MPS: all bases covered

      What a line-up – Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Mediobanca, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Société Générale,...

    7. November 6, 2013

      Pirelli eyes potential Asian tie-ups

      Pirelli is in talks with potential Asian joint venture partners to expand in fast-growing developing markets, as part of a...

    8. September 24, 2013

      Telecom Italia: wires uncrossed

      Machinations have been rumoured at debt-laden Telecom Italia for so long that investors could be forgiven for hanging up....

    9. September 24, 2013

      Telefónica eyes Brazil deal after sealing Telecom Italia control

      Telecom Italia’s Italian shareholders have struck a deal with Telefónica for the Spanish operator to gradually increase its...

    10. September 23, 2013

      Telefónica nears deal on Telecom Italia stake

      Telefónica is close to agreeing a deal to take a larger stake in Telecom Italia’s controlling shareholder pact to resolve a...

    11. September 17, 2013

      Mediobanca: what is a bank worth?

      A side order of bank with your insurer, sir? Mediobanca might be a big name in the world of Italian banking, but equity...

    12. September 12, 2013

      The shaking up of Europe’s old order

      Like the walls of biblical Jericho, the fortifications of modern Mediterranean capitalism were once all but impregnable. Now...

    13. September 9, 2013

      Eurozone stocks shed country risk burden

      Investors in Europe can put away their maps. After the eurozone crisis erupted almost four years ago, where a company was...

    14. August 20, 2013

      Italian business: No way back

      Over six decades, Cesare Geronzi ascended to the summit of Italian finance. Every step of the way, he took three scarlet...

    15. August 5, 2013

      Italy speculates that Marina Berlusconi is Silvio’s heiress apparent

      Silvio Berlusconi may have assured his small but adoring crowd of supporters that he is “not giving up” following his...

    16. August 1, 2013

      Generali on track to make €1.5bn of disposals

      The chief executive of Generali says Italy’s largest insurer by premiums is on track to raise €1.5bn from disposals by 2015...

    17. June 21, 2013

      Mediobanca shares fall as lender reveals plan to sell stakes

      Shares in Mediobanca fell more than 9 per cent on Friday after it presented an industrial plan that involves the Milanese...

    18. June 21, 2013

      Mediobanca: a new start?

      Farewell to the salotto buono ? Since its birth in 1946, Mediobanca has been at the heart of the network of business,...

    19. June 21, 2013

      Letter from Lex: tapering & crunching

      The US is tapering and China is crunching. As Ben Bernanke signalled an end to the era of low interest rates, US banks will...

    20. June 20, 2013

      Mediobanca set to quit shareholder pacts with stakes sale

      Mediobanca, the Milanese investment bank, will on Friday unveil a radical plan to sell stakes in Generali, Telecom Italia...

    21. May 15, 2013

      Italy sees few signs of recovery from severe recession

      Italy’s recession is deepening and analysts see few signs of recovery this year, leaving the coalition government with...

    22. May 14, 2013

      Intesa Sanpaolo back in quarterly profit after cutting costs

      Intesa Sanpaolo swung back into profit in the first quarter after posting a loss in the last three months of 2012 as net...

    23. May 10, 2013

      UniCredit earnings halve but still beat expectations

      Net income at UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, halved in the first quarter but was still better than expected, as...

    24. May 10, 2013

      Generali restructuring gains momentum

      Generali, Italy’s largest insurer by premiums, reported a bigger than expected jump in operating profit in the first quarter...

    25. May 9, 2013

      Mediobanca’s holdings weigh on its results

      Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, reported a loss in the third quarter as long-held stakes in insurer...

    26. May 7, 2013

      High returns attract rivals in search of sanctuary

      The business of storing and investing rich clients’ money remains a bright star in the banking industry firmament,...

    27. May 7, 2013

      Crisis fallout: Margins suffer as rich hoard their cash

      Wealth managers have fought an uphill struggle against an erosion of their previously stellar pre-tax margins ever since the...

    28. April 25, 2013

      Inside Business: Italy’s clubby system needs fresh blood

      Under the proscenium arch of Parma’s Teatro Regio, Matteo Renzi, the reformist mayor of Florence and would-be Italian prime...

    29. April 21, 2013

      Deutsche sheds jobs at asset manager

      Deutsche Bank has made a number of employees redundant within its recently formed asset and wealth management division, and...

    30. April 3, 2013

      The search for lifelines in Italy

      For decades tourists crowded out Harry’s Bar, famous for its peach-and-prosecco bellini cocktails and visitors such as...

    31. March 27, 2013

      Credit Suisse bolsters wealth management

      Credit Suisse is buying Morgan Stanley’s European and Middle Eastern wealth management unit in a deal that will double the...

    32. March 17, 2013

      MUFG starts recruitment spree

      Japan’s largest bank by assets is embarking on a hiring spree in its international investment banking business, a rare...

    33. February 18, 2013

      Uncertainty looms for Italians

      Italy’s election campaign has entered its final week with an increasingly aggressive four-way battle that analysts warn...

    34. February 14, 2013

      Zurich Insurance annual earnings up 3%

      Zurich Insurance Group said that its annual earnings rose 3 per cent in 2012, as the proceeds from a large sale of assets...

    35. January 20, 2013

      Fiat looks to luxury for salvation

      At the height of Italy’s postwar boom in 1965, the movie star Marcello Mastroianni made a trip to Modena to pick up a car...

    36. January 8, 2013

      Generali: strategy in motion

      Czech it out. Assicurazioni Generali boss Mario Greco is serious about emerging market growth and keeping the Italian...

    37. December 19, 2012

      UBS dogged by series of disasters

      In the boom years of the early 2000s, UBS enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s premier banks. But it was not quite at...

    38. December 7, 2012

      Telecom Italia mulls asset spin-off

      The board of Telecom Italia has given the nod to management to investigate the spin-off and partial sale of its fixed-line...

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