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    1. 22 hours ago

      Eurozone must complete banking union to avert crisis

      Negative interest rates are taking the world of finance into uncharted waters. The impact will be damaging for most...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Italy races to gain private bailout for Monte Paschi

      Italy was last night racing to secure a privately backed bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the most exposed of the...

    3. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi eyes €5bn capital raising

      Italy is racing to secure a privately-backed bail out for the world’s oldest surviving lender Monte dei Paschi di...

    4. July 26, 2016

      Enav: on the radar

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      July 25, 2016

      Brussels briefing: An anxious summer

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      July 22, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Renzi's bank problem

      Matteo Renzi is politically cornered. Troubled banks – or more precisely Monte dei Paschi di Siena - have left the...

    7. July 21, 2016

      Italy air traffic control sale set to land €750m

      Enav, Italy’s state-owned air traffic control operator, priced its initial public offering at €3.30 per share on...

    8. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Italian bank shares rise amid 'last ditch' MPS bailout plan

      Shares in Italy’s battered banking sector are climbing this afternoon amid reports that Rome is planning a last-ditch...

    9. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Renzi steps up private sector clean up of Monte Paschi

      Italy is accelerating its search for a private sector solution to bail out the world’s oldest surviving lender ahead...

    10. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Italian banks slip as EU court backs bail-ins

      Italian bank stocks took another hit on Tuesday after the EU’s highest court ruled European taxpayers should not be on...

    11. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      European banks slide; Italian lenders lead declines

      After four days of gains, European bank stocks have gone into reverse, racking up some heavy losses lead by Italian...

    12. July 12, 2016

      Twenty killed in head-on train crash near Bari in southern Italy

      Two regional trains packed with people collided on a single track stretching through an olive grove in southern Italy,...

    13. July 12, 2016

      Angela Merkel: Crunch time for Europe’s crisis manager

      For Angela Merkel, Brexit is a threat to everything she has achieved in more than a decade as the EU’s dominant...

    14. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Euroscepticism could help Italian banks - S&P

      Standard & Poor’s has suggested that “rising euroscepticism” in Europe could provide Italy with bargaining power when...

    15. July 11, 2016

      Italy bank rescue possible under EU rules - IMF

      The International Monetary Fund said a rescue of Italian banks could occur within existing EU rules, as it lowered its...

    16. July 10, 2016

      Italian banks: Essential repairs

      In October 2008, in the days after the UK government took over Royal Bank of Scotland, a group of senior managers at...

    17. July 8, 2016

      Visco and Padoan flag intervention on Italian banks

      Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco has argued that public intervention in Italy’s troubled banking system “cannot be...

    18. July 7, 2016

      Bail-out nerves still shredding Italian banks stocks

      Italian bank stocks have continued to oscillate today, with some edging higher, some nursing losses, Monte dei Paschi...

    19. July 6, 2016

      Renzi rocked as Five Star surges in polls

      The populist Five Star Movement has emerged as Italy’s leading political party, overtaking Matteo Renzi’s ruling...

    20. July 6, 2016

      Hungary’s referendum is another vote against EU integration

      Three months after the Brexit vote, the EU faces another referendum challenging its authority. Hungary’s prime minister...

    21. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Monte Paschi shares pick up from record lows

      European banking shares are having a bad run today. Somewhat ironically, Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the...

    22. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Italian retail sales drop to 31-month low - Markit

      A steep decline in retail sales in Italy – a nation normally renown for its love of shopping and fashion – has pushed...

    23. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi shares tumble; other Italian banks bounce

      Shares in Italy’s most problematic bank, Monte dei Paschi, have slumped 9.4 per cent this morning, although the rest of...

    24. July 3, 2016

      Renzi ready to defy Brussels and bail out Italy’s troubled banks

      Italy is prepared to defy the EU and unilaterally pump billions of euros into its troubled banking system if it comes...

    25. June 30, 2016

      Renzi needs a banking plan that will work

      Matteo Renzi’s government faces many serious challenges. It is contending with sluggish economic growth and a European...

    26. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Italian banks dive as Merkel dismisses bailout hopes

      Shares in Italy’s main bank index tumbled 4.5 per cent on Thursday, amid worries a touted government bailout plan will...

    27. June 29, 2016

      Matteo Renzi rebuffed on move to sidestep bank bail-ins

      An attempt by Matteo Renzi to use Brexit-driven market turmoil to secure EU approval for Italy’s plans to recapitalise...

    28. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Eurozone growth to slow as confidence falters in June

      An early sign of Brexit jitters hitting Europe? Following two months of rising confidence, the eurozone’s headline...

    29. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      EU-27 gather without UK: 'who can stop us now?'

      EU leaders have gathered for their first informal meeting as 27 member states in Brussels this morning, after UK prime...

    30. June 28, 2016

      Why Renzi’s latest bank rescue matters far beyond Italy

      Shares in Italy’s embattled banks rallied on Tuesday as investors were heartened that Matteo Renzi was eyeing a...

    31. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      European stocks erase losses as EU leaders meet

      Europe’s bourses are all healthily back in the green on Tuesday heaving endured heavy Brexit-induced losses in the...

    32. Brussels Blog

      June 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Hanging On

      Britain’s post-Brexit referendum rollercoaster continued full pelt on Monday, as the pound hit a new 30-year low, bank...

    33. June 28, 2016

      Italian bank stocks rebound amid rescue hopes

      Italian bank stocks have jumped this morning as prime minister Matteo Renzi ponders a multi-billion bailout of the...

    34. June 27, 2016

      Merkel to UK: Take your time — but don’t call us

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy on Monday decided against pressing the UK into a rapid start to its Brexit...

    35. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Italy considers new, state-backed bailout fund

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has confirmed Italy is proposing a bank bailout fund that would seek to use the...

    36. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      European banks bleed 22% after Brexit

      It’s clear where the market stresses lie in the aftermath of Brexit. European banking stocks have now lost 22 per cent...

    37. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Renzi: Brexit 'weighs on EU like a boulder'

      Italian premier Matteo Renzi said Monday that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union “weighs on the history of the...

    38. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Italian banking shares at lowest level since 2012

      Italian banking shares have hit their lowest level in nearly four years, as the country’s government considers a...

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