September 8, 2017 / 4:00 AM / 18 days ago

Italy - Factors to watch on Sept. 8

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday.

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

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POLITICS

Rome, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani attends G7 Parliament Presidents (0630 GMT); followed by news conference (1030 GMT).

DEBT

Treasury announces sale of BTP bonds, with relative amounts to be auctioned on Sept. 13.

COMPANIES

MEDIASET

French media group Vivendi is close to reaching a preliminary deal with Italy’s communications watchdog on cutting its stake in Silvio Berlusconi’s broadcaster Mediaset, two sources said on Thursday.

(*) TELECOM ITALIA

The group’s chief operating officer Amos Genish is set to be named CEO of the company at the end of September, Il Sole 24 Ore reporeted.

Telecom Italia will have 80 percent of the planned joint venture with Vivendi’s pay TV arm Canal+, Corriere della Sera reported. It will foot 80 million of the overall 100 million euros of investments, it added.

BANCA INTERMOBILIARE

Italian lender Veneto Banca said on Thursday it would start advanced talks with investment funds Attestor Capital and BRM Barents SCA over the sale of a stake in Banca Intermobiliare (BIM).

ENI

Norway’s Oil Ministry approved on Thursday NOK 2.3 billion ($297 million) investment plan for Ekofisk South field in the North Sea. Italian oil and gas group Eni is one partner in the project.

FIAT CHRYSLER

Any talk of a possible merger between Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is “speculation”, The Wall Street Journal quoted Volkswagen chief executive as saying on Thursday.

Fiat Chrysler US announced on Thursday the addition of Urbana edition to Fiat 500X lineup.

(*) BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA

The bank’s CEO Marco Morelli is looking to have the bank’s shares readmitted to trading some time between October 2 and 6, il Messaggero reported.

(*) ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI

The sale of the insurer’s Dutch business could be announced before the end of the month and could raise around 300 million euros, MF reported.

CALTAGIRONE EDITORE

Chiara Finanziaria says has agreed with the Milan stock exchange to extend its takeover offer on Italian publisher Caltagirone Editore until Sept. 18.

(*) SIAS, INTESA SANPAOLO

Ardian Infrastructure is in pole position to replace Intesa Sanpaolo in TEM, the company that runs Milan’s ringroads, Il Sole 24 Ore said. SIAS is a shareholder of TEM.

CAIRO COMMUNICATION

Board meeting on H1 results.

PRADA

Board meeting on H1 results, followed by conference call (1200 GMT).

GEQUITY

HRD mandatory takeover offer on Gequity shares ends.

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