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  • ROME, Dec 11- Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in the Senate on Wednesday, confirming his government's majority after promising sweeping reforms and urging lawmakers to back him or risk chaos.

  • *Letta wins confidence vote in lower house, expected to win in Senate. ROME, Dec 11- Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in parliament's lower chamber on Wednesday after urging lawmakers to back his government or risk chaos.

  • ROME, Dec 11- Prime Minister Enrico Letta called on parliament on Wednesday to back his government or risk chaos as he sought to push through long-avoided reforms intended to revive Italy's economy after two years of recession.

  • European shares gain ground, led by Italy Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    *Italian shares still cheapest in Europe. *Thomas Cook surges after raising targets. PARIS, Nov 28- European stocks gained ground on Thursday in light trade, with Italian shares outperforming after the country's Senate expelled former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, fuelling hopes of stability for the current government.

  • *Senate due to vote on ban over tax fraud conviction. ROME, Nov 27- The Italian Senate opened its debate on expelling Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday, ahead of an evening vote that is expected to see the veteran centre-right leader stripped of his seat in parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

  • *Deadline for 300 mln euro cash call subscription Wednesday. MILAN, Nov 27- In 2008, Maurizio Prato, then chairman of Alitalia, said only an "exorcist" could save the Italian airline.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 26- The Kremlin extended its grip over radio and television broadcasting on Tuesday when the media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia.

  • ROME, Nov 26- Silvio Berlusconi's party will vote against the government in a confidence vote over the 2014 budget and will announce its withdrawal from the ruling coalition, a source in his Forza Italia party said on Tuesday.

  • ROME, Nov 26- Italy's centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday his party was still undecided on whether to withdraw its support for Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government, just hours before a confidence vote over the 2014 budget.

  • ROME, Nov 25- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government said on Monday it would call a confidence vote on its 2014 budget, a move that will give the first clear proof of its strength since Silvio Berlusconi's party split this month.

  • ROME, Nov 25- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government said on Monday it would call a confidence vote on its 2014 budget, a move that will give the first clear proof of its strength since Silvio Berlusconi's party split this month.

  • ROME, Nov 25- The Italian government is to call a confidence vote on its 2014 budget that will test the strength of Prime Minister Enrico Letta's majority for the first time since Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right threatened to quit the coalition.

  • *Italy offers 2018 bonds for 2015, 2017 paper. "The key takeaway was that Italy has plenty of instruments to ease its debt burden and smoothen its issuance," said Michael Leister, strategist at Commerzbank. The European Commission warned Italy last Friday its draft budget for next year risked breaking EU rules, pushing bond yields higher in the previous session.

  • *Italy to offer 2018 bonds for 2015, 2017 paper. The European Commission warned Italy on Friday its draft budget for next year risked breaking EU rules. Keeping the budget gap under control is crucial for Italy, which is trying to manage a 2 trillion euro debt pile.

  • ROME, Nov 16- Silvio Berlusconi, facing expulsion from parliament over a tax conviction and a revolt which split his centre-right party, said on Saturday he may no longer back Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta but would not be able to bring down the government.

  • Lucio Malan, Italian senator for the PDL, says there is a risk for a "little split" within Berlusconi's PDL party and that the former prime minister would remain leader even if he was expelled from Parliament.

  • *Italy retail debt sale sets new record just over 22 bln euros. *Italy meets nearly 95 pct of its annual funding goal with sale. Italy raised just over 22 billion euros with a sale of 4- year debt.

  • Record retail debt sale lifts Italian bonds as ECB eyed Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    *Italy to close inflation-linked bond retail sale early. *Sale seen easing Italy funding pressure. Italy raised just over 22 billion euros with a sale of 4- year debt.

  • *Fitch upgrades Spain outlook to stable from negative. LONDON, Nov 4- Spain's bonds outpaced other euro zone debt on Monday after Fitch upgraded its credit ratings outlook, in a market underpinned by bets the European Central Bank could signal further monetary easing this week.

  • MILAN, Oct 30- Italian 10- year debt auction costs fell to their lowest in six months on Wednesday, driven down by expectations that central banks in the U.S. and Europe will keep providing ample liquidity in coming months. In its third debt sale this week, Italy paid 4.1 percent on a bond maturing in March 2024.

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