March 19, 2019 / 5:00 AM / in a month

Italy - Factors to watch on March 19

MILANO, March 19 (Reuters) - The following factors could affect Italian markets on Tuesday.

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

For a complete list of diary events in Italy please click on .

ECONOMY

ISTAT releases January foreign trade data (0900 GMT) and quarterly note on Q4 employment (1000 GMT).

State lender Cassa Depositi e Prestitti expected to hold ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meetings.

DEBT

Italy’s Treasury said it would offer up to 2 billion euros ($2.27 billion) of its March 1, 2030 BTP nominal bond in exchange for five bonds maturing between 2020 and 2024 at an exchange tender it will hold on March 20.

ATLANTIA

Abertis Infraestructuras completed the successful placement of a 3.070 billion euro bond with a demand over 5 times the offer amount.

CNH INDUSTRIAL N.V.

The group announced the signing of a 4 billion euro committed revolving credit facility.

POSTE ITALIANE

Board meeting on FY results (also on updated 2019 business plan) followed by news conference to present FY results and 2019 guidance with CEO Matteo Del Fante in Rome (1400 GMT).

(*) UBI BANCA

The bank received only one slate of candidates for the appointment of the board by the deadline set for the submission and therefore decided to extend the deadline to March 21.

(*) TELECOM ITALIA

French telecoms operator Iliad,controlled by billionaire Xavier Niel, said it expects to achieve break-even in Italy at the EBITDA level with a market share of less than 10 percent.

(*) FIAT CHRYSLER

The Peugeot family, one of the three leading shareholders of French car maker PSA, would support a new acquisition if an opportunity presented itself, the president of Peugeot family holding company FFP told French daily Les Echos in an interview. The paper reported that Fiat Chrysler is often mentioned as a candidate for possible consolidation operations. “With them, as with others, the planets could be aligned,” Robert Peugeot said.

INDUSTRIAL STARS OF ITALY 3

Board meeting on H1 results.

Board meetings on FY results: BANCA FINNAT, BLUE FINANCIAL COMMUNICATION, DATALOGIC, DIGITAL VALUE, FULLSIX, GABETTI PROPERTY SOLUTIONS , GUALA CLOSURES followed by conference call, INTERPUMP GROUP, INTRED, ITALIAONLINE , IVS GROUP, MAILUP, MONRIF , POLIGRAFICI EDITORIALE, TPS.

DIARY

Rome, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks before Senate ahead of European Council meeting (1430 GMT).

M&A, ALITALIA

British budget airline easyJet pulled out of talks to rescue Alitalia on Monday, leaving the Italian carrier’s future uncertain only two weeks before a deadline to save it.

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