*Generali to book net loss of 100 mln euros from disposal. MILAN, July 14- Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual is buying Swiss private bank BSI for a knock-down 1.5 billion Swiss francs, extending an overseas push by the Sao Paulo- based lender.
MILAN, July 14- Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual is buying Swiss private bank BSI for a knock-down 1.5 billion Swiss francs, extending an overseas push by the Sao Paulo- based lender controlled by billionaire financier André Esteves.
*Violence from Iraq to Kenya fuels profit taking. LONDON, June 16- European stocks edged lower on Monday, adding to last week's retreat, as mounting violence from Iraq to Kenya weighed on travel shares and prompted investors to cash in on recent outperformers.
*Move to make Telefonica biggest Telecom Italia investor. MILAN, June 16- Italian banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Mediobanca moved on Monday to leave the shareholder pact that controls Telecom Italia, following insurer Generali and making way for new investors in the phone company.
*Violence from Iraq to Kenya fuels profit taking. LONDON, June 16- European stocks edged lower on Monday, adding to last week's retreat as mounting violence from Iraq to Kenya pummelled travel shares and prompted investors to cash in on recent outperformers.
LONDON, June 13- For decades many of Italy's top companies have been in the grip of shareholder pacts, often stifling reform, but its largest telecoms operator, Telecom Italia, could soon break free, letting in activist investors who sense an opportunity for profitable change.
*Deutsche Bank underperforms as it warns of large fines. LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rose on Thursday, led by banks in peripheral countries, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the currency bloc's economy.
LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rose on Thursday, led by banks and periphery indexes, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the currency bloc's economy.
LONDON, June 3- Hutchison Whampoa has resumed talks with Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom over merging their Italian mobile firms, encouraged by Hutchison's 3 getting the go-ahead last week for an acquisition in Ireland, according to several people familiar with the situation.
The stock market boom is unmistakable: the pan European FTSEurofirst 300 index is up 22 percent since the end of 2010. European share turnover in April 2014 of 1.85 trillion euros was higher than the 1.76 trillion of April 2011.
MILAN, May 12- Australia's Ramsay Health Care is aiming to gain a majority stake in French private healthcare group Generale de Sante via a joint bid that values the company at around 910 million euros.
LONDON, May 11- The boom years of financial market trading, when banks made unprecedented profits from bonds, currencies and commodities, may be over for good as financial firms realise there will be no cyclical upswing on their dealing desks.
ATHENS, May 8- Top Greek lender National Bank priced an offering of new shares at 2.20 euros each after books closed on Thursday as it aims to raise 2.5 billion euros, an official at the bank told Reuters.
*Offer priced at 2- 2.6 euros a share- sources. ATHENS/ LONDON, May 7- The National Bank of Greece has set the price range for a share placement worth up to 2.5 billion euros, which bankers said was the latest deal by a Greek lender to see strong demand from investors.
*Corporate governance improving in Italy. MILAN, April 16- Eager to attract foreign investors as it slowly emerges from its longest recession in 70 years, cash-strapped Italy Inc. is taking the first steps to end decades of opaque management and shoddy governance.
LONDON, April 15- The tens of billions of euros euro zone banks set aside for loan losses in their latest annual accounts may have substantially reduced the chance of institutions failing ECB stress tests in the next few months.
MILAN, April 14- Claudio Descalzi faces a delicate balancing act as he takes the helm of Italian oil major Eni- guaranteeing Italy's gas supply by nurturing relations with Russia, while exploring new drilling frontiers in Africa and Asia to boost profit.
*HSBC upbeat on emerging mkts but says 2014 may be volatile. LONDON, Feb 24- HSBC missed market expectations with a 9 percent increase in annual profit and warned of greater volatility in emerging markets this year, sending shares in Europe's biggest bank to a 15- month low.
European equities closed narrowly lower in a choppy trading session on Monday.
Trouble at the top in Italy is not confined to its politicians.