Italy

Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Passersby walk past in front of stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism for global growth, while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields and raised questions about the Federal Reserve's plans to tighten policy.

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Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Intesa Sanpaolo bank logo is seen at the headquarters during shareholders' meeting in Turin, Italy, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino/File Photo

Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI) said on Monday its planned acquisition of the good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca could lead to the closure of around 600 branches and the departure, on a voluntary basis, of around 3,900 staff.

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Italy`s center-right wins big in mayoral elections

Italy`s center-right wins big in mayoral elections

Published 25/06/2017

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during the television talk show ''Porta a Porta'' (Door to Door) in Rome, Italy June 21, 2017. Picture taken June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year.

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Italy`s center-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs: exit polls

Italy`s center-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs: exit polls

Published 25/06/2017

Italy's center-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, according to exit polls, in results likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year.

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Euro zone lenders dampen global banking recovery decade after crisis: BIS

Euro zone lenders dampen global banking recovery decade after crisis: BIS

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An employee of GSA Austria ( Money Service Austria ) holds a wad of new 100 euro banknotes at the company's headquarters in Vienna July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Although a better economy is helping global banks to turn the corner a decade after the financial crisis began, euro zone lenders remain a dampener on the sector's recovery, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

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Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Published 22/06/2017

Cars are parked outside the World Cycling Center and headquarters of the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Aigle, Switzerland May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Teams will be reduced from nine riders to eight for next year's three Grand Tours while the 2018 Tour de France will start a week later to avoid clashing with the soccer World Cup.

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Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers on Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after claiming his first major title.

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Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Published 16/06/2017

Italy's highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

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EU`s Dijsselbloem praises `successful` Banco Popular rescue

EU`s Dijsselbloem praises `successful` Banco Popular rescue

Published 15/06/2017

Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem rings the bell as he chairs a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The sale of Banco Popular to Santander (SAN.MC) was a success, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Thursday, dismissing criticism of a rescue that wiped out shareholders and junior bondholders of what was Spain's sixth biggest bank.

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Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Published 15/06/2017

Italy's top administrative court on Thursday suspended a ruling that ousted five museum directors who had been hired as part of a bid to modernize and boost revenue from the country's artistic and archaeological treasures.

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