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  • MILAN/ PARIS, March 29- Vivendi is considering putting its chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine forward as Telecom Italia's next chairman, sources told Reuters, potentially aggravating concerns about the French group's growing influence over Italian companies. Giuseppe Recchi currently serves as the Italian phone group's chairman, while de Puyfontaine...

  • *Europe's top indexes seen up about 5-6 pct seen in 2017. MILAN/ LONDON, March 29- European shares are expected to make single-digit gains this year and in early 2018 as a brighter economic outlook and cheap valuations trump political concerns, a Reuters poll found. Uncertainty persists ahead of France's presidential election in April and May and Germany's...

  • *FTSE to dip in coming months. LONDON, March 29- Britain's FTSE 100 share index will dip in the months after the country starts official divorce proceedings later on Wednesday with the European Union but reach new record highs next year, a Reuters poll found. "The FTSE has had a spectacular run since the Brexit vote, with the share prices of UK multinationals...

  • BERLIN— European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds. They shot down the pair's third attempt at a merger, which would have united the stock exchanges of Germany, Britain and Italy as well as several of the...

  • BARI/ MILAN, March 28- Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying to prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees dating back centuries standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe. The trees, including some more than 100 years old, are in the path of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the final stage of the so-called southern...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- Michel Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May launches Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she wants. That is a nagging question for European Union leaders who need the veteran French minister and EU commissioner to best the British...

  • BARI/ MILAN, March 28- Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees dating back centuries standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe. The trees, including some more than 100 years old, are in the path of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the final stage of the so-called southern...

  • Europe could be on track to encounter a shock wave up to five times as turbulent as the start of the euro zone debt crisis if Le Pen wins; UBS.

  • Fears around a 'Grexit' or 'Italgo': Mark Grant

    Mark Grant, Hilltop Securities chief strategist, discusses the global risks to markets like possible exits from the European Union from Greece or Italy.

  • The EU needs to make up a budget gap once the Brexit becomes official

    Great Britain says it will not pay a 60 billion euro bill to leave the EU.

  • *White House failure on healthcare raises worries over tax reform. *Dollar falls to lowest since Nov. 11. LONDON, March 27- The dollar and share prices tumbled on Monday, as investors worried that U.S.

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7. The IMF is pushing Greece to adopt such reforms as a condition to join an 86 billion euro bailout programme, so far funded only by euro zone creditors.

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Claude said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7. The IMF is pushing Greece to adopt such reforms as a condition to join an 86 billion euro bailout programme, so far funded only by euro zone creditors.

  • *Italy's Davide Campari faces biggest challenge. MILAN, March 24- Italian drinks group Davide Campari has a tall order to fulfil: take a neglected old liqueur out of the kitchen, where it is used as a dessert topping, and turn it into a hot new cocktail trend. Grand Marnier, a 137- year-old French brand that Davide Campari bought for 652 million euros last year, was once a...

  • ROME— The Latest on the upcoming European Union summit:. The White House Office of the Press Secretary released a statement congratulating the European Union on the sixtieth anniversary of the 1957 Treaties of Rome and the founding of the European Economic Community. Juncker said at a social summit in Rome that, "We are not far away: significant progress has been...

  • ROME— Posing with Pope Francis in front of Michelangelo masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage to Rome with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth. More and more, it looks like that future will have less unanimity and more decisions where...

  • ATHENS, March 24- Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labor reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome. "Nevertheless, in order to be able to celebrate these achievements, it has to be made clear, on an official...

  • ATHENS, March 24- Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labour reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome. "Nevertheless, in order to be able to celebrate these achievements, it has to be made clear, on an official...

  • telekom italia

    Class CNBC's Claudia Pensotti discusses the latest numbers on Telecom Italia, including a €1.8 billion net profit for 2016.

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...