MILAN Jan 12 Standard and Poors' does not see any impact on its ratings on Italian banks, should credit rating agency DBRS downgrade Italy in its planned review, S&P's analyst for the banking sector said on Thursday.
On Friday DBRS will decide whether to cut its long-term sovereign rating on Italy, in a move that could raise the cost of borrowing central bank funds for the country's struggling lenders. (Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari; writing by Francesca Landini)
UPDATE 1-Egypt's Amer paints positive image of currency float
* Amer predicts 30 percent fall in imports bill (Recasts with second tranche of World Bank loan, adds details from interview, quotes, background)
Groups appeal decision that upheld U.S. rule on retirement advice
WASHINGTON, Feb 24 Five U.S. financial services groups on Friday appealed a federal court decision handed down earlier this month that upheld an Obama-era rule designed to avoid conflicts of interests when brokers give retirement advice.