European stocks finished trade sharply lower on Wednesday amid continued political and economic uncertainty in the EU following Brexit.
Italy's banking sector is looking increasingly vulnerable and analysts are starting to fear that the euro zone's third largest economy could "go under."
Italy's fragile economy is back in focus this week, amid controversy over whether the country may be prepared to bypass European banking regulations.
Europe slipped sharply lower on Tuesday, as a fall in oil prices and concerns over global growth weighed on sentiment.
The world's oldest bank is sparking fresh worries over the Italian banking sector. Financial Times reports.
The ECB has asked Italy's third-largest lender, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, to slash its bad debts by 40 percent over three years.
European markets ended lower on Monday, as concerns about the U.K.'s Brexit vote returned to weigh on investor sentiment.
European stocks finished the session with solid gains on Friday as the recovery in global markets continued, despite uncertainties over the Brexit vote.
European stocks rose in late trade Thursday as Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a dovish speech over the fallout from the U.K.'s referendum result.
European stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, following continued volatility on global markets as a result of the U.K. vote to leave the EU.
European markets opened higher on Friday, on the back of a positive trading session in Asia and a tick-up in oil prices.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday amid a global selloff, as uncertainty over a possible "Brexit" and looming central bank meetings shook markets.
European stocks finished in the red on Wednesday as sharp declines from European banks and miners weighed on sentiment, ahead of a number of key policy events.
European stock markets finished lower on Tuesday as investors pondered key events ahead this week including meetings of the European Central Bank and OPEC.
European markets closed higher on Monday after hints from the U.S. Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen and James Bullard about when the Fed might next raise interest rates.
Europe closed sharply up on Tuesday, as sentiment was lifted by positive U.S. trade, and strong gains from banks, insurers and retailers.
European stocks closed higher, as Wall Street rose after falling earlier in the week on renewed concerns the Fed would raise interest rates in the near-term.
European stocks finished mixed on Monday, as investors tried to shake off the sharp fall in oil prices and mining stocks.
European stocks closed in the red on Friday as the latest U.S. jobs data came in below expectations and a fall in commodities weighed on sentiment.
European markets finished mostly mixed on Thursday, as investors digested the latest slew of earnings amid a rise in oil prices.