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Can a derivative turn Europe's green energy dream into virtual reality?

03 Jun 2019

MILAN/MADRID Italy's Ferrero is famous for its red-and-white Kinder chocolate eggs. But soon it may hope to be able to slap more green on the wrapper.

Carige needs state support for an Italian bank to take it on: Banco BPM CEO

29 May 2019

MILAN No Italian bank is interested in taking over Banca Carige without financial support from the government, the chief executive of Italy's third-largest lender Banco BPM said on Wednesday.

Italy's CDP to up stake in payment services group SIA: sources

29 May 2019

ROME/MILAN Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is set to tighten its grip on payment services group SIA, increasing the chances of a potential tie-up with SIA's bigger rival Nexi at a later stage, sources said on Wednesday.

RPT-Destination Milan: private equity firms spread wings to woo Italy clients

24 May 2019

* Rome offers 70% tax breaks to Italians returning from abroad

Destination Milan: private equity firms spread wings to woo Italy clients

23 May 2019

LONDON/MILANInvestment firms, including buyout fund EQT, are flocking to Milan to develop closer ties with Italy Inc, where cash-starved family-owned companies are increasingly seeking foreign capital to boost growth.

Race for Italian chemicals firm ICE attracts four buyout funds: sources

15 May 2019

LONDON/MILAN/FRANKFURT Four private equity firms are looking to submit final bids for Italian chemicals firm Industria Chimica Emiliana (ICE) in a deal valued at about 600 million euros ($673 million), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Rome scrambles to swerve Carige bank bailout after BlackRock pulls out

09 May 2019

MILAN Rome's fragile government battled to avoid another costly bank bailout on Thursday after U.S. fund manager BlackRock ditched a proposed rescue of Italy's Carige.

UPDATE 1-Mediobanca eyes Julius Baer's Kairos in asset management drive

09 May 2019

MILAN, May 9 Mediobanca is looking at Julius Baer's Italian asset manager Kairos as part of plans to expand its wealth management business, the bank's CEO said on Thursday.

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