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RPT-Bidders for Italian restaurant chain fret over Rome's Sunday shopping ban plans - sources

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MILAN/LONDON, Oct 17 A group of private equity investors bidding for Italy's Old Wild West restaurant chain is fretting over Rome's plans to shut shops on Sundays, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the ban would undermine the 700 million euro deal.

RPT-Waste not, want not: P&G venture aims to squeeze new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

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* JV with Angelini seeks to create market for recycled output

Bidders for Italian restaurant chain fret over Rome's Sunday shopping ban plans: sources

17 Oct 2018

MILAN/LONDON A group of private equity investors bidding for Italy's Old Wild West restaurant chain is fretting over Rome's plans to shut shops on Sundays, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the ban would undermine the 700 million euro deal.

Waste not, want not: P&G venture aims to squeeze new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

17 Oct 2018

MILAN/LONDON A joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing.

Italian construction group Salini looks at possible Astaldi deal: sources

05 Oct 2018

MILAN Italy's Salini Impregilo is working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and advisers Vitale & Co on options for a possible full or partial takeover of troubled builder Astaldi , sources close to the matter said.

Italy nets rich pickings after fierce 5G auction

03 Oct 2018

MILAN Italy raised a bumper 6.5 billion euros ($7.52 billion) for state coffers in its fifth-generation mobile auction that drew ferocious bidding from telecoms operators vying for an edge in new digital services.

Mediobanca set for changes as Bollore pulls out of pact

27 Sep 2018

MILAN French financier Vincent Bollore has decided to pull out of a Mediobanca shareholder pact after two decades in a surprise move that could make Italy's most influential investment bank more of a takeover target.

Italy PM spokesman threatens vendetta unless Treasury finds welfare funds

22 Sep 2018

MILAN/ROME Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in the coalition government will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" unless they find the resources needed for welfare spending.

UPDATE 1-Iliad bids more than $867 mln for Italy 5G in overseas odyssey

11 Sep 2018

MILAN/PARIS, Sept 11 Iliad has offered at least 749 million euros ($867 million) for spectrum in Italy's fifth-generation mobile auction as it seeks to boost its first venture outside France.

UAE's ADNOC in advanced talks to sell refinery stakes: sources

24 Aug 2018

LONDON/MILAN State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) is in advanced talks with more than one potential buyer, including Italy's ENI, as it prepares to sell minority stakes in its refining business, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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