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  • ROME, April 30- A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday. Rome has thrown the crisis-hit airline a short-term lifeline, a bridging loan of up to 400 million euros to see it through a process whereby an administrator will decide if it can be sold as a going...

  • Migrants arriving at IOM's Transit Center in Agadez, Niger.

    Migrants become commodities in Libya and sold into exploitation and slavery, a UN agency says.

  • ROME/ MILAN, April 29- Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed. It's a dead weight, " Angelino Ghinelli tweeted into a social media storm that has not gone unnoticed in Rome, where ministers have so far shown a strong reluctance to make...

  • ROME/ MILAN, April 29- Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed. It's a dead weight, " Angelino Ghinelli tweeted into a social media storm that has not gone unnoticed in Rome, where ministers have so far shown a strong reluctance to make...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • MILAN, April 28- Milan tax police have told Amazon they believes the world's largest online retailer has evaded around 130 million euros of taxes in Italy, a source close to the matter said on Friday. The allegedly unpaid taxes refer to the period between 2011 and 2015, when Amazon made revenues of around 2.5 billion euros in Italy, the source said.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, April 28- European shares eased on Friday as investors took profits, but sealed their strongest week since December as political worries subsided and brokers forecast strong earnings growth would underpin valuations. The STOXX 600 index closed 0.2 percent lower at 387.09, adding to the previous session's losses, while Britain's FTSE was down...

  • The company was delisted from the Milan bourse in 2015, where its shares had traded since 1922, following a mandatory offer launched by an investment vehicle controlled by China National Chemical Corp. It said Marco Polo would be granted 1.25 billion euros in bank financing to be repaid with the IPO proceeds. Pirelli would launch a 1.2 billion euro capital...

  • Renzi made a mistake over referendum We should find other leadership, not Renzi

    Roberto Speranza, a former Italian Democratic Party politician and now leader of the breakaway Democratic and Progressive Movement, discusses former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

  • MILAN, April 28- Pirelli has accelerated its plans to relist on a stock exchange, pushing for an initial public offering from the fourth quarter of this year, the Italian tyremaker said on Friday. The company was delisted from the Milan bourse in 2015, where its shares had traded since 1922, following a mandatory offer launched by an investment vehicle...

  • MILAN, April 28- Pirelli has accelerated its plans to relist on a stock exchange, pushing for an initial public offering from the fourth quarter of this year, the Italian tyremaker said on Friday. The company was delisted from the Milan bourse in 2015, where its shares had traded since 1922, following a mandatory offer launched by an investment vehicle...

  • BANGKOK— Police in Thailand on Friday began the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. The state prosecutor asked for police action after Vorayuth missed Thursday's deadline to answer a summons, and an officer at Bangkok's...

  • CNBC's Willem Marx updates on the latest following Matteo Renzi's bid to become leader of his Democratic Party once again.

  • Matteo Renzi has party leadership vote wrapped up: Pro

    Marco Elser, head portfolio manager at Lonsin Capital, discusses former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's chances of becoming the leader of his party again.

  • Macron great promises but not much can be done

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses a potential French presidency under En Marche! candidate Emmanuel Macron.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • MILAN/ ROME, April 27- Alitalia moved closer to collapse on Thursday when major shareholder Intesa Sanpaolo said it had no plans to save the airline, foreign rivals denied being interested in a possible bid and the government ruled out a rescue for its problem child. Rome is seeking European Union approval to give Alitalia a bridge loan of up to 400 million euros to...

  • LONDON, April 27- Copper and zinc dipped on Thursday, while nickel hit a fresh 10- month low, on concern about demand in top metals market China and scepticism about proposed U.S. tax cuts. On the fundamental side I think that the market is getting worried about the tightening monetary process in China, which has just begun. "Also the Trump reflation trade is still...