January 4, 2019 / 5:01 AM / 18 days ago

Italy - Factors to watch on Jan. 4

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday.

Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).

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ECONOMY

IHS Markit releases December service Pmi data (0845 GMT).

ISTAT releases December flash CPI and HICP data (1000 GMT).

COMPANIES

BANCA CARIGE (*) The Italian Treasury is in talks with Carige to acquire around 3.7 billion euros of soured loans to help clean up the troubled lender’s balance sheet, Il Messaggero said.

The Malacalza family, the troubled bank’s main shareholder, said on Thursday they still favoured racapitalisation after the ECB stepped in, but said they were seeking more information from the administrators. The Malacalzas added they could consider other measures in future but did not elaborate.

Italian government is monitoring Carige situation “carefully”, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday. Asked whether Rome plans to intervene to help the lender, Di Maio said the government was confident about the situation, adding “for now we are monitoring it carefully ... I won’t say more”.

(*) MEDIASET

Mediaset is looking to create a European TV hub in two stages, Il Sole 24 Ore said without citing sources. The first stage would be a merger with its 51.6 percent owned Spanish unit Mediset Espana and then a tie-up with a partner with a focus above all on Germany but also France, the paper said.

JUVENTUS

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini condemned as “disgusting” restrictions imposed on women hoping to see the final of the Italian Supercoppa, which is being played In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 16 between Juventus and AC Milan.

Bourse After Hours market closed.

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