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    1. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2013

      Got IPO? Mexican dairy looks to go public

      Grupo Lala, Mexico largest milk producer, plans to sell shares in Mexico and abroad in the first initial public...

    2. September 4, 2013

      Fiat plots road to recovery in Italy with focus on luxury

      Fiat is pushing ahead with plans to make Italy the hub of its premium and luxury car business after chief executive...

    1. 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...

    2. April 22, 2013

      Parmalat forced to withdraw accounts

      Parmalat has been forced into an 11th-hour withdrawal of its 2012 accounts after a court in Rome annulled its...

    3. April 1, 2013

      Amber chief urges reforms in Italy

      Efforts by Italy’s corporate elite to keep power in the hands of “friends and family” and failures by regulators to...

    4. 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,...

    5. October 22, 2012

      Offers put Italy on interventionist track

      Siemens’ offer to buy power plant producer Ansaldo Energia for €1.3bn has ignited passions in Italy and helped...

    6. October 2, 2012

      Parmalat criticised for US dairy purchase

      Two of Parmalat’s minority shareholders have written to the board of the Italian dairy company saying the $904m...

    7. December 27, 2011

      EDF unveils Edison takeover details

      EDF has unveiled to investors the details of its agreement to acquire Edison, Italy’s second-biggest power provider, as...

    8. November 29, 2011

      Parma court sentences Geronzi and Arpe to jail

      A court in Parma on Tuesday handed out prison sentences to Cesare Geronzi, the former chairman of Assicurazioni...

    9. August 2, 2011

      A business that began as a joke

      Parma, the foodie Italian town in Emilia Romagna, famed for its prosciutto ham and Parmesan cheese, is one of the best...

    10. July 14, 2011

      Politics of M&A

      It’s the politics, stupid. News Corp’s failed attempt to buy BSkyB illustrates the ineffably political nature of...

    11. July 11, 2011

      European banking sector left battered

      Concerns over Italy intensified on Monday, hitting the European banking sector and leaving the region’s equity markets...

    12. July 10, 2011

      Sour feelings as Parmalat falls to the French

      On a recent hot afternoon in Parma, the central Italian town best known for its prosciutto ham and Parmesan cheese, the...

    13. July 4, 2011

      Geronzi sentenced to four years in Cirio case

      Cesare Geronzi, the former chairman of Assicurazioni Generali, Italy’s largest insurance group, has been handed a...

    14. June 28, 2011

      Lactalis poised to take control of Parmalat board

      French dairy group Lactalis is due to gain control of the board of Parmalat on Tuesday, effectively allowing it to...

    15. beyondbrics

      June 21, 2011

      Clegg plays catch-up in Brazil

      Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, arrives in Brazil on Tuesday at the head of a 45-member trade delegation –...

    16. June 13, 2011

      Milan hit in troubled investment climate

      The much-trumpeted start to the initial public offering season on the Milan bourse was brought to an abrupt halt when...

    17. May 31, 2011

      Parmalat/Lactalis: deal starts to curdle

      Europe’s big dairy industry takeover battle is starting to curdle. Lactalis of France, privately owned by the Besnier...

    18. May 13, 2011

      Lactalis wins regulator nod to bid for Parmalat

      Italy’s stock market regulator has give approval for French dairy company Lactalis to go ahead with a €3.4bn ($4.9bn)...

    19. May 2, 2011

      M&A: Growing confidence dented by politicians

      The economic recovery, even though still fragile in places, has helped spur hopes among advisers of a recovery in...

    20. April 27, 2011

      Parmalat bid in doubt as Rome ponders options

      The struggle for control of Italy’s Parmalat remains in doubt, as Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right government explores...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 27, 2011

      Lactalis bids for Parmalat

      Groupe Lactalis, the privately held French dairy company said on Tuesday it had launched a €3.4bn ($4.9bn) bid for the...

    22. April 26, 2011

      Parmalat: Lactalis throws down gauntlet

      When in Rome, eh? French dairy group Lactalis has waded further into a Franco-Italian row over cross-border...

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2011

      Lactalis launches full takeover bid for Parmalat

      Groupe Lactalis, the privately held French dairy company announced on Tuesday that it had launched a €3.4bn ($4.9bn)...

    24. April 26, 2011

      Lactalis launches full bid for Parmalat

      Lactalis, the French dairy group, on Tuesday launched a takeover bid worth €3.4bn ($4.9bn) for the rest of Parmalat,...

    25. April 20, 2011

      Lessons in mediating for dairy warriors

      Italian lawmakers are upset with the French – this time, for trying to buy some butter (in the form of dairy giant...

    26. April 18, 2011

      Ferrero chief dies in accident

      Pietro Ferrero, joint chief executive of his family’s chocolate maker, has died in a cycling accident while on a...

    27. April 18, 2011

      Banks cleared in Parmalat market-rigging case

      A Milan court has cleared four banks – Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank – and six of their...

    28. April 13, 2011

      Capital message hits home for chief

      Four of Italy’s six big banks – including Intesa, the country’s largest high-street lender – have now announced a...

    29. April 8, 2011

      Financials put on a solid pace

      European stocks continued their bull run this week, led by banking stocks, which were boosted by Portugal’s decision to...

    30. April 7, 2011

      Banks lifted by Lisbon’s bail-out request

      Portugal’s decision to seek financial assistance from the European Union cheered investors on the continent, sparking...

    31. April 6, 2011

      Banks make solid gains but Irish lenders miss rally

      Banking stocks surged on Europe’s bourses on Wednesday as announcements of capital raising by Commerzbank and Intesa...

    32. April 5, 2011

      European stocks weather Portugal debt fears

      European markets weathered renewed fears about Portugal’s sovereign debt to close higher on Tuesday, although banks and...

    33. April 2, 2011

      French-Italian takeover tensions rise

      A protectionist takeover tussle between France and Italy has intensified as French-controlled EDF consolidated its hold...

    34. March 31, 2011

      Downgrades and stress tests spark bank sell-off

      Nervousness ahead of stress test results for Irish banks and ratings downgrades for financials in Greece and Portugal...

    35. March 30, 2011

      EDF hits back in corporate row with Italy

      EDF, the French state-controlled utility, has fired the latest salvo in a tussle with Italy over control of strategic...

    36. March 28, 2011

      UK takeovers: small guys need help

      The suits who regulate takeovers rarely go home with the prom queen. But since the financial crisis, with its resulting...

    37. March 28, 2011

      Lactalis fights back over Parmalat criticism

      Lactalis, the French dairy company, has sought to defend itself from political and populist criticism over its...

    38. March 25, 2011

      Enel and Eni stoke row over takeovers in Italy

      Italy’s standoff with France over the acquisition of Italian companies by their French neighbours has intensified as...

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