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MILAN, Oct 12- Italian holding company Camfin, which controls tyremaker Pirelli, placed the entire amount of a fixed-rate 150 million euro bond convertible into Pirelli shares, said a person familiar with the matter. "The market was very receptive," said the person. "
*Bond is convertible into Pirelli shares. MILAN, Oct 12- Italian holding company Camfin, which controls tyremaker Pirelli, said on Friday it launched a fixed-rate 150 million euro bond convertible into Pirelli shares to pay back Camfin debt.
By Anjuli Davies and Sarah White. LONDON, Oct 11- Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Michael Frieser and Marc Tempelman have been appointed co-heads of financial institutions corporate and investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
PARIS, Oct 11- European stocks rallied on Thursday after a drop in U.S. jobless claims while Spain's credit downgrade raised expectations that Madrid would soon request a bailout.
Moody's has Spain on review for a possible downgrade. Italy's government expects to raise at least 1 billion euros from the financial transaction Rome aims to introduce starting from the beginning of next year, daily Il Corriere della Sera said on Thursday.
VIENNA, Oct 10- Austrian construction group Alpine Holding is taking measures to deal with tough market conditions and has adequate liquidity, it said on Wednesday, rejecting a magazine report that its finances were stretched. Liquidity has been sufficiently secured, " Austria's second-biggest construction company, a unit of Spain's FCC, said in a statement.
JPMORGAN CHASE INC The U.S. bank has hired Ahmed Saeed from Nomura Holdings. The investment bank appointed Peter Young AM as chairman of Barclays Bank Plc. He was the chairman of investment banking in Australia and New Zealand at ABN AMRO and a member of the advisory board at Royal Bank of Scotland in Australia.
*Italian output jumps 1.7 pct m/m in August* Beats analyst forecasts for a decline* ISTAT cautions on seasonal distortions By Catherine Hornby. ROME, Oct 10- Italian industrial output unexpectedly rose in August, offering some hope that recession may be easing slightly although the statistics bureau cautioned that seasonal factors may have distorted the data.
VIENNA, Oct 10- The chief executive of Austrian construction group Porr will make a full takeover offer for the company after increasing his stake to 44 percent through the acquisition of shares from a UniCredit Bank Austria.
MILAN, Oct 10- Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is set to become the vice chairman of UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets said in a statement on Wednesday. Montezemolo already sits on Unicredit's board as a representative of Abu Dhabi investment vehicle Aabar, which is the bank's single biggest shareholder with a 6.5 percent stake.
Oct 9- Fitch Ratings has affirmed UniCredit Bank AG's Long-term Issuer Default Rating at' A+' with Stable Outlook, Short-term IDR at' F1+', Support Rating Floor at' A+', Support Rating at' 1' and Viability Rating at' a-'. The Support Rating reflects Fitch's view of an extremely high likelihood of support by the Federal Republic of Germany if needed.
October 9- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Tuesday.
UniCredit Bank Austria and Banco Popolare struggled to find demand for their respective five- and long three-year deals, despite impressive order books built by rivals Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's largest retail bank, and Dutch F Van Lanschot the same day.
SIENA, Italy, Oct 9- The chairman of Italy's third biggest lender, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, said on Tuesday he aimed to keep the bank "totally and absolutely" independent.
BUDAPEST, Oct 9- Emerging European currencies were mostly flat on Tuesday with markets digesting weaker global growth forecasts from the IMF and Czech inflation data which met expectations.
BRATISLAVA, Oct 9- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. The country's statistics office will publish August foreign trade balance data, 0700 GMT.
MILAN, Oct 8- Italian banks are parking their money in domestic government bonds rather than lending it to businesses, central bank data showed on Monday, signalling a worsening credit crunch in the euro zone's third largest economy.
Despite a 22 percent recovery rally since early June, nearly half of euro zone blue chips making up the Euro STOXX 50 index still trade at less than their book value, with banks featuring among Europe's cheapest stocks. Nineteen out of 50 stocks listed in the index trade at a price-to-book ratio of less than 1.00, with Societe Generale at 0.39, UniCredit.
MILAN, Oct 8- Italian bank loans to non-financial companies fell for a fourth month running in August, data from the Bank of Italy showed on Monday, signalling no let-up in the credit crunch that is crippling the euro zone's third largest economy.
PRAGUE, Oct 8- Czech industrial output fell in August and unemployment ticked higher in September, data showed on Monday, raising fears of a fourth straight quarter of contraction and indicating government austerity measures are deepening the economic downturn.