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Investors Reluctant To Back Monte Paschi's Cash Call

Investors are reluctant to back Monte dei Paschi di Siena's bid to raise billions of euros, leading fund managers and a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, posing a huge challenge for a new CEO seeking to save the Italian bank. The len ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/13/2016 - 21:46 - 0 comments

Bari NPL Deal A Test But Not A Blueprint

Banca Popolare di Bari is poised to test Italy's new bad loan guarantee, but questions remain over whether it can pave the way for other banks seeking to securitise soured debt, Reuters reported. Earlier this month, Bari announced it had structured ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/28/2016 - 18:24 - 0 comments

Italian Banks Continue to Lend to Stagnant Companies as Debt Pile Mounts

As Italy and Europe more broadly struggle to come to grips with an escalating problem with bad loans, a new paper by economists connected to the Center for Economic Policy Research, a European policy shop, highlights the extent to which Italy’s main bank ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/18/2016 - 22:33 - 0 comments

Italy’s Shaky Bank-Rescue Plan

The best that can be said for Italy’s latest plan to rescue its third-largest bank is that it might just work, The Wall Street Journal reported. Monte dei Paschi di Siena announced on Friday a complex deal that would see it offload €40 billion ($44.7 ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/04/2016 - 22:44 - 0 comments

‘Safe Hands’ Tested As Padoan Gets To Grips With Italian Banks

Over dinner with reporters at an upscale Roman hotel in November, Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy’s finance minister, was asked what he would do if he had a magic wand to help his country’s sluggish economy. The answer was telling: he would wipe away the huge s ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/28/2016 - 22:52 - 0 comments

Italy Races To Gain Private Bailout For Monte Paschi

Italy was last night racing to secure a privately backed bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the most exposed of the country’s troubled lenders, including a plan to raise €5bn of fresh capital so as to avert nationalisation, according to bankers and Eu ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/26/2016 - 23:09 - 0 comments

Merkel Upbeat On Italy Bank Talks As UniCredit Raises Cash

Angela Merkel dismissed concerns of an escalating crisis surrounding Italian banks and expressed confidence that talks between Rome and Brussels allowing a rescue of struggling financial institutions could be “resolved well”, giving a boost to Italian ba ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/12/2016 - 23:33 - 0 comments

Italy Warned To Abide By ‘Strict’ EU Bank Rescue Rules

Italy has been warned it must abide by “strict” EU rules for rescuing teetering lenders, limiting Rome’s ability to pump public money into the country’s financial sector, the Financial Times reported. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the eurozone’s commi ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/11/2016 - 21:10 - 0 comments

Italy’s Plan for Banks Could Roil Europe

Even as Europe grapples with repercussions of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a dispute over tens of billions of dollars is also threatening to roil the region’s $16 trillion economy, the International New York Times reported. The Italian ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/07/2016 - 23:01 - 0 comments

Investor Anxiety Rises Over Italian Bank Debt

The price of a bond issued by Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest lender, plunged more than a tenth on Tuesday in the latest sign of growing investor alarm over bad debts within the country’s financial institutions, the Financial Times r ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/05/2016 - 23:02 - 0 comments

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