Florence's mayor became the latest headache for Prime Minister Enrico Letta this weekend.
The mooted spin-off of HSBC's U.K. retail banking arm could be one of a number of U.K. bank fundraisings next year.
The battle between telecoms firms to attract and retain customers is heating up.
Executive mobile use explained in one graphic.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Valentin Marinov, head of European G10 FX strategy at Citi, says the euro is seen as a safe haven as the markets fear tapering.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, says there will "robust demand" for oil from the global economy.
Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank CIB, discusses what could be said when Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his state of the nation address on Thursday.