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    1. August 2, 2015

      UniCredit chief explores options as he seeks to avoid cash call

      UniCredit chief Federico Ghizzoni is exploring a strategic shake-up of the bank to boost profitability and address...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Fosun extends European reach with purchase of former UniCredit HQ

      China’s Fosun group, the acquisitive private conglomerate, has extended its footprint in Europe by buying the former...

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      Vienna’s long-held ambition to be the business hub for central Europe has taken some h...
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    1. July 3, 2015

      Santander increases stake in US loans arm

      Spain’s Banco Santander is paying almost $1bn to increase its stake in its separately listed US consumer loans business...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Vienna’s prospects healthy as investors spread their wings

      Vienna-based asset managers dominate central Europe, exploiting the bank branch network that Erste, Raiffeisen and Bank...

    3. June 25, 2015

      Italian banks: performance enhancers

      Time for another Italian job. Reformist prime minister Matteo Renzi’s agenda is again zooming in on Italy’s banks. The...

    4. May 12, 2015

      Italian banks: domestic bliss

      Home and away. Italy’s two biggest lenders, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, are products of the country’s last...

    5. May 10, 2015

      Andrea Orcel, UBS investment bank: More ‘dad time’, fewer assets

      Andrea Orcel is 20 minutes late. It seems time is a constant battle for the head of UBS’s investment bank; he rises at...

    6. April 17, 2015

      Santander renegotiates UniCredit fund manager deal

      Ana Botín, Banco Santander’s executive chairman, has renegotiated a merger of the Spanish bank’s asset management...

    7. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone banks: deferring the inevitable

      In the great post-crisis re-regulation, many bank regulators in the eurozone’s periphery indulged their wards. Now...

    8. March 24, 2015

      Investors snap up European bank loans

      Rising competition between investors to buy non-core loans being sold by European banks has driven up prices in most...

    9. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

      China National Chemical Corporation has reached an agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli...

    10. February 25, 2015

      Italy to sell 5.7% of state-controlled utility Enel

      Italy’s Treasury has confirmed that it is selling a 5.7 per cent stake in state-controlled utility Enel, worth about...

    11. February 11, 2015

      UniCredit capital levels raise concern

      UniCredit, Italy’s second-largest lender by market value, undershot expectations as it reported fourth-quarter net...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Jean-Pierre Mustier quits banking for private debt fund Tikehau

      The former investment banking boss of UniCredit and Société Générale has become the latest to quit the industry for the...

    13. November 26, 2014

      Pioneer chief departs amid M&A talks

      Pioneers Investments announced on Wednesday that Sandro Pierri is to step down at the end of January as chief executive...

    14. November 11, 2014

      UniCredit and Intesa see mixed results

      UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s two largest banks by assets, reported mixed third-quarter results, providing...

    15. November 11, 2014

      Bad bank investors set their sights on Italian loan books

      Private equity funds hunting for European banks’ bad loans are rushing to Italy as regulators ramp up the pressure on...

    16. October 27, 2014

      Bank stress tests fail to tackle deflation spectre

      It has all the ingredients of a European Banking Authority quiz question: which of the 30 biggest European Union banks...

    17. October 27, 2014

      Italy rules out public money for banks that failed stress tests

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, defended his country’s banking system after it emerged with the greatest...

    18. October 27, 2014

      Bank shares lose early gains after ECB stress tests

      Bank shares lost the early gains made on Monday in response to the European Central Bank’s health check of the...

    19. October 26, 2014

      MPS vulnerability exposed by ECB

      Italian central bank officials did their best to cast a positive spin on the results of the European Central Bank’s...

    20. October 20, 2014

      Banks must cut costs but remember what their customers want

      When Coutts decided late last year to stop giving leather-bound diaries to all its customers, there was uproar among...

    21. October 15, 2014

      UniCredit turning to private equity to enable loan detox regime

      The trickle of toxic debt being sold by Italian banks is turning into a torrent as UniCredit prepares to announce the...

    22. October 13, 2014

      Health checks heighten rationale for Italy bank takeovers

      Italy’s investment bankers are agog. In a country still racked by economic weakness and stubborn structural rigidities,...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Oktoberfest beer breaks €10 mark as rivals beg to be let in

      Numbers associated with Oktoberfest tend toward the voluminous. The festival’s 6.4m revellers last year downed 6.7m...

    24. September 22, 2014

      UniCredit nears Pioneer-Santander deal

      UniCredit is close to reaching an agreement to combine its Pioneer Investments unit with Santander Asset Management,...

    25. September 10, 2014

      Marchionne manoeuvre puts Ferrari on the IPO grid

      Last week, veteran Italian businessman Leonardo Del Vecchio snatched back the reins of power from Andrea Guerra, the...

    26. August 10, 2014

      Italian banks: time to combine

      Like Godot, the Italian economic recovery is conspicuous by its absence. Last week’s second quarter data showed that...

    27. August 5, 2014

      UniCredit’s top investment banker to step down

      Jean-Pierre Mustier, UniCredit’s head of corporate and investment banking, is to step down from January, the Italian...

    28. August 3, 2014

      Movers & shakers: August 4

      ● Lisa Jones has been appointed as head of the US for Pioneer Investments, the €185.5bn asset management subsidiary of...

    29. July 11, 2014

      Brazil’s World Cup collapse eludes banks’ best minds

      Brazil’s shocking 7-1 defeat in this week’s World Cup semi-final left behind 200m miserable Brazilians – and a host of...

    30. June 30, 2014

      US Supreme Court rebuffs Madoff trustee

      The US Supreme Court has sheltered HSBC, UniCredit and UBS from facing more than $10bn in legal claims stemming from...

    31. June 12, 2014

      Milan’s high-rise financial hub gives bankers mixed views

      A new feature has emerged on Milan’s horizon in the past year. In the otherwise low-rise city, the glinting pinnacle of...

    32. June 8, 2014

      Historic Monte Paschi looks to a future beyond its tribulations

      Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank and one of Europe’s most experienced banking...

    33. May 28, 2014

      Complexity of cases that followed 2008 crash keeps Austrian courts busy

      When financial markets crashed in 2008, thousands of investors turned to the courts in pursuit of compensation for what...

    34. May 25, 2014

      Banks’ non-core assets: knowing the risks

      “We present this season’s must-have accessory for the bank-about-town – the non-core division. A convenient holdall for...

    35. May 19, 2014

      UK house price boom boosts subprime ABS sales

      Surging UK house prices have encouraged banks to offload sub-prime mortgages into ‘sliced and diced’ asset-backed...

    36. May 12, 2014

      Spain taps demand for ‘linker’ bonds

      Spain is preparing to sell a bond linked to rising consumer costs for the first time as it seeks to expand government...

    37. April 21, 2014

      Italian banks look to private equity firm for bad loans vehicle

      Italy’s two biggest banks are teaming up with a US private equity house and a restructuring adviser to pool some of...

    38. March 28, 2014

      Investors cheer Intesa writedowns in rush to Europe’s periphery

      Investors are rediscovering their appetite for European retail banks as many shun the big “bulge bracket” institutions...

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