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    1. May 25, 2016

      UniCredit: think outside the bank

      This time needs to be different. When UniCredit last changed its chief executive in 2010, a 30-year company veteran was...

    2. May 25, 2016

      UniCredit’s new chief will face four main challenges

      UniCredit can trace its roots back to the 15th century — the early days of the Medici banking dynasty. Yet most of the...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      UniCredit: Shares pop higher, analysts still cautious

      Shares in UniCredit rose for the second day running on Wednesday as investors cheered the news that Federico Ghizzoni...

    2. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      UniCredit CEO Ghizzoni steps down

      UniCredit’s board of directors kicked off the process of seeking a replacement for Federico Ghizzoni as chief executive...

    3. May 24, 2016

      UniCredit seeking chief after it terminates Ghizzoni’s tenure

      UniCredit’s board of directors kicked off the process of seeking a replacement for Federico Ghizzoni as chief executive...

    4. May 22, 2016

      UniCredit board to appoint headhunters for CEO search

      UniCredit’s board of directors will hold an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to appoint headhunters to find a...

    5. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      UniCredit shares tumble on capital concerns

      Shares in UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, were down again in opening trade, taking its losses so far this...

    6. May 8, 2016

      UniCredit faces fresh fears over governance and capital levels

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, is facing renewed concerns about its capital levels and governance after its...

    7. April 20, 2016

      Problems with Italy’s banking system a threat to its neighbours

      Italy’s banks, and its government, face difficult decisions. The danger is that their pain spreads further. The problem...

    8. April 19, 2016

      Popolare di Vicenza prices shares at €0.1

      Banca Popolare di Vicenza, the struggling regional lender at the heart of Italy’s bank rescue deal, has priced its...

    9. April 18, 2016

      Atlas/UniCredit: who rescues the rescuers?

      In banking, trouble need not come in large packages. Call this the magic of leverage. UniCredit, Italy’s largest lender...

    10. April 15, 2016

      Italian banks: The rescue mission

      In January 2015, a team from the new European banking regulator in Frankfurt arrived in Vicenza to look at the books of...

    11. April 14, 2016

      Italy’s largest pension scheme will not help to rescue banks

      Italy’s largest pension scheme has said it will not invest in the €5bn rescue fund created by the Italian government to...

    12. April 13, 2016

      Fitch warns of risks facing large Italy banks

      Rating agency Fitch has warned of the risks facing large Italian banks as a result of the government’s latest efforts...

    13. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Fitch warns on 'considerable risks' of Italian bank bailout

      Ratings agency Fitch has warned of the risks looming over large Italian banks as a result of the government’s latest...

    14. April 12, 2016

      Italy agrees €5bn fund to rescue weaker lenders

      Italy’s strongest banks, insurers and asset managers have agreed to create a €5bn backstop fund to bail out weaker...

    15. Brussels Blog

      April 12, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Banking on Italy

      This is Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    16. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Italian banks to contribute €5bn for bailout fund

      Italy’s strongest banks, insurers and asset managers have agreed to pony up about €5bn to create a systemic backstop...

    17. April 11, 2016

      Italian banks extend gains on rescue fund hopes

      Italian banks led European markets higher on Monday, with investors buoyed by the prospect of government support for...

    18. April 10, 2016

      Asset managers eye €8bn of Italian bank capital

      The Italian government’s decision to encourage a large group of institutional investors to cut their exposure to...

    19. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Treasury-led meeting boosts Italian banking stocks

      Shares in Italy’s largest banks rose on Wednesday, reeling back steep losses following a meeting of the government and...

    20. March 29, 2016

      UniCredit in talks with Rome over €2bn Vicenza capital raising

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, is in talks with the government in Rome about seeking support for a €2bn...

    21. March 15, 2016

      Italian rebound offers a taste of la dolce vita

      When China’s Fosun group acquired the former headquarters of UniCredit, the Italian bank, in central Milan last year,...

    22. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Bulgaria dips toe back into bond markets

      Bulgaria is selling two new euro-denominated bonds as the eastern-European country becomes the latest emerging market...

    23. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Banking stocks bouncing after ECB's souped-up stimulus

      European banking stocks are having a good day after the European Central Bank yesterday announced a souped up stimulus...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2016

      The Tale of the Swiss Coco

      The coco bond market has endured its Paradise Lost moment. The main index has fallen nearly 8 per cent this year after...

    25. February 25, 2016

      German ‘doom loop’ proposal would hit Italian, Spanish banks

      Italian and Spanish banks would suffer another blow to their profits if Brussels adopts a German plan to break the...

    26. February 17, 2016

      Renzi needs to sort out Italy’s struggling banks

      Two years into his term of office, Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, faces challenges on all fronts. His government...

    27. February 10, 2016

      European banking shares rebound

      European banking shares rebounded on Wednesday after days of heavy selling, with the likes of Deutsche Bank and...

    28. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Deutsche Bank up 8.1%, helping wider European markets

      After a shaky start, European stocks are pushing higher after a full seven days of losses. Bank stocks have given the...

    29. February 9, 2016

      UniCredit net profits hit by restructuring costs

      Net profit at UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, fell 15 per cent to €1.7bn last year, providing little succour...

    30. January 27, 2016

      Italian banks: state paid

      When is a government guarantee not state aid? And when is a “bad bank” not a bank at all? When it is Italian, it seems....

    31. January 25, 2016

      Time looks ripe for Italian bonds

      Nervousness in the markets has weighed on the so-called peripheral eurozone sovereign debt of late. Rome’s bonds...

    32. January 21, 2016

      UniCredit offers to buy back €1.8bn in junior debt from investors

      UniCredit has offered to buy back €1.8bn in junior debt from retail investors, in a move timed to calm markets after...

    33. January 21, 2016

      Italian bank shares slide on bad loan fears

      Italy’s banking sector came under intense pressure on Wednesday, with concerns over bad loans hitting share prices in a...

    34. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Emerging market stocks retreat to lowest since 09

      On sale this Friday: pretty much everything except high-quality bonds and haven assets like gold. There are few places...

    35. January 12, 2016

      UniCredit to sell Ukraine unit to ABH Holdings

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, has announced a binding agreement to take new shares worth 9.9 per cent in...

    36. January 10, 2016

      UniCredit: Too big to thrive?

      UniCredit Tower in Milan is seen by many as a symbol of a resurgent Italy: a measure of how far the country has come...

    37. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      EM stocks head for worst week since 2011

      Emerging market stocks gave up their gains on Friday, doing little to alleviate the pain that has been inflicted on the...

    38. January 4, 2016

      European investment banks capitalise on rivals’ retrenchments

      Ambitious, growing and committed are not words often associated with European investment banks. But the heads of...

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