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Italy to drop emergency legislation on 5G golden powers

17 Jul 2019

ROME Italy has bowed to pressure from Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE and will drop emergency legislation strengthening state powers to intervene in the development of 5G services, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

ZTE says Italy's new powers to intervene in 5G will delay deployment

17 Jul 2019

MILAN Chinese telecom equipment firm ZTE Corp warned on Wednesday that the Italian government's newly strengthened power to intervene in the development of fifth-generation telecoms networks may further delay 5G mobile services in the country.

Huawei to invest $3.1 billion in Italy but calls for fair policy on 5G - country CEO

15 Jul 2019

MILAN China's Huawei Technologies said it would invest $3.1 billion (£2.4 billion) in Italy over the next three years, as the Chinese telecoms giant called on Rome to ensure the "transparent, efficient and fair" use of its 'golden power' on 5G network development.

RPT-EU legal advice favours Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

15 Jul 2019

MILAN, July 12 An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters.

EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

12 Jul 2019

MILAN An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters.

Italy politicians see central bank's Panetta as good ECB candidate

12 Jul 2019

MILAN Italian politicians from left and right said on Friday the Bank of Italy's Deputy Governor Fabio Panetta was a strong candidate for the board of the European Central Bank early next year.

Visco says ECB will need to act if euro zone economy doesn't pick up

12 Jul 2019

MILAN The European Central Bank will need to adopt further expansionary measures if the euro zone economy does not pick up, and it will consider its options "in the coming weeks," governing council member Ignazio Visco said on Friday.

UPDATE 3-Mediaset is open to a ProSieben merger but says Europe plan comes first

04 Jul 2019

SANTA MARGHERITA, Italy, July 3 Italian broadcaster Mediaset kept its door open on Wednesday to a possible merger with German equity partner ProSiebenSat.1 Media but said the Italian group's plan to create a pan-European media alliance took priority.

Mediaset is open to a ProSieben merger but says Europe plan comes first

03 Jul 2019

SANTA MARGHERITA, Italy, July 3 Italian broadcaster Mediaset kept its door open on Wednesday to a possible merger with German equity partner ProSiebenSat.1 Media but said the Italian group's plan to create a pan-European media alliance took priority.

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