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Popolare Vicenza CEO says deposits have started recovering

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VICENZA, Italy Deposits have started to return to Popolare di Vicenza after an outflow helped to drive the troubled Italian bank's direct funding down 14.4 percent last year, its chief executive said on Friday.

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Italian minister says painting NGOs as migrant traffickers is a lie 27 Apr 2017

ROME Italy's justice minister said on Thursday it was "a lie" to paint humanitarian ships saving migrants in the Mediterranean as criminals, responding to a Sicilian prosecutor who has repeatedly suggested some are colluding with Libyan smugglers.

Atlantia taps pool of banks to finance Abertis' takeover bid - sources 27 Apr 2017

LONDON Italian toll-road operator Atlantia has tapped banks to finance an upcoming cash-and-share bid for Spanish rival Abertis , sources told Reuters, as it seeks to create an industry giant with a market value of more than 35 billion euros (29.27 billion pounds).

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Libya lacks plan to prevent more migrants crossing to Europe - EU officials 27 Apr 2017

VALETTA Libya's U.N-backed government has no clear plan to help prevent more migrants reaching Europe's shores this summer, European Union officials said on Thursday, citing confused requests for equipment to patrol its shores.

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Italy's Renzi set to regain leadership of weakened ruling party 27 Apr 2017

ROME Matteo Renzi looks well placed to regain the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, but returning to government may be a much tougher task for the former prime minister.

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Exclusive - Volkswagen eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati: sources 26 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT Volkswagen is considering a possible sale of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati as Europe's largest carmaker streamlines operations to help fund a strategic overhaul following its emissions scandal, two people familiar with the matter said.

Abertis says has received no concrete offer from Italy's Atlantia 26 Apr 2017

MADRID Spanish infrastructure group Abertis reported rising earnings on Wednesday and said it had received no concrete offer from Italian rival Atlantia after the companies held preliminary talks on a possible takeover.

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Italy's 5-Star builds policies and poll lead as rivals struggle 26 Apr 2017

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, already Italy's most popular party, is stealing a march on its divided rivals by drawing up its policy programme a year ahead of elections.

Malaysia Airlines offers to lease A330s from Alitalia 26 Apr 2017

DUBAI Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Alitalia prepares for special administration after rescue plan rejected 25 Apr 2017

MILAN Alitalia is preparing for special administration proceedings after workers rejected its latest rescue plan, making it impossible for the loss-making Italian airline to secure funds to keep its aircraft flying.

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".