Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • ROME— Italians voted Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on, hoping to survive the rising populist forces that have gained traction across Europe. Renzi has said he will resign if the reforms, which he contends will modernize Italy and reduce its legendary bureaucracy, are rejected.

  • *Investors cover short positions before Italy referendum. LONDON, Dec 2- Italy's borrowing costs took their biggest weekly fall since July as investors scrabbled on Friday to cover short positions before a crucial referendum this weekend that may deliver an unexpected or unclear outcome. "There has been very large shorting of Italy up until last week and what...

  • Transparency is the only way there will be any check on what's going on here: NYT's Stewart

    Jim Stewart, New York Times, discusses Silvio Berlusconi and President-elect Donald Trump conflict parallels.

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Euro zone bond yields fell on Friday, with investors grasping for the safety of government debt ahead of a crucial referendum in Italy this weekend that may once again go against consensus or deliver an unclear outcome. The same appears to be true of Austria, which on Sunday holds a presidential election that could see Norbert Hofer of the Freedom...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Investors appear to be having some last-minute reservations about the gulf created between Italy and its euro zone peers in debt markets before the country's weekend referendum that may once again go against consensus or deliver unclear outcomes. The same appears to be true of Austria, which on Sunday holds a presidential election that could see...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Investors appear to be having some last-minute reservations about the gulf created between Italy and its euro zone peers in debt markets before the country's weekend referendum that may once again go against consensus or deliver unclear outcomes. The same appears to be true of Austria, which on Sunday holds a presidential election that could see...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Speculators convinced the euro zone faces fresh instability have zeroed in on Italy's constitutional reform referendum on Sunday, amassing huge bets on a slump in Italian banks and bonds should Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lose the vote. Perhaps chastened by their miscalculation of public disaffection in those two pivotal 2016 events, bets...

  • *ECB ready to temporarily increase Italy bond purchases- sources. *Rome would need to formally ask for longer-term support- sources. This means that, if Italy or its banks needed longer-term financial support, Rome would need to formally ask for help.

  • ROME/ BENGALURU, Nov 25- Victory or defeat for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform referendum will hit financial markets only modestly, a Reuters poll found, with analysts split on how serious a "No" vote would be for the future of the euro project. Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the Dec. 4 ballot- an outcome all opinion polls say is the...

  • MILAN, Nov 15- Mediaset's production unit, Medusa, said on Tuesday it had sold exclusive pay-TV rights to rival Sky Italia to air its Italian movies in the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Loss-making Premium is at the centre of a legal battle between Mediaset, owned by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Vivendi after the French group backed out of a deal to buy...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 14- Actions taken by bankers or bank shareholders to mitigate any potential conflict of interests will be taken into account by the European Central Bank when it is considering whether they are "fit and proper" to hold their positions. "What we... would like to see in the conflict of interest policy is that the candidate ensures that he will always act...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 14- Actions taken by bankers or bank shareholders to mitigate any potential conflict of interests will be taken into account by the European Central Bank when it is considering whether they are "fit and proper" to hold their positions. "What we... would like to see in the conflict of interest policy is that the candidate ensures that he will always act...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 14- Actions taken by bankers or bank shareholders to mitigate any potential conflict of interests will be taken into account by the European Central Bank when it is considering whether they are "fit and proper" to hold their positions. "What we... would like to see in the conflict of interest policy is that the candidate ensures that he will always act...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 14- Actions taken by bankers or bank shareholders to mitigate any potential conflict of interests will be taken into account by the European Central Bank when it is considering whether they are "fit and proper" to hold their positions. "What we... would like to see in the conflict of interest policy is that the candidate ensures that he will always act...

  • *Says ready to fully restore crisis-hit U.S.- Russia ties. Rolling back those sanctions, imposed by the United States and the European Union to punish Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, could spur investment in Russia's flat-lining economy. "Clearly the chances of sanctions being lifted on...

  • *Says ready to fully restore crisis-hit U.S.- Russia ties. Rolling back those sanctions, imposed by the United States and the European Union to punish Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, could spur investment in Russia's flat-lining economy. "Clearly the chances of sanctions being lifted on...

  • *Brussels institutions back in action, facing familiar problems. Last week, the EU's remaining Big Three-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and their host, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi-- felt they needed to renew their vows at the wellspring of the union, the island of Ventotene, where in 1941 prisoners of Mussolini wrote a...

  • *Bollore clashes with Berlusconis over Italy's Mediaset. PARIS, Aug 12- When French tycoon Vincent Bollore backed out of a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, and instead proposed to take a large slice of the parent company itself, investors feared he was plotting another stealth raid. The family of former Italian premier Silvio...

  • *Bollore clashes with Berlusconis over Italy's Mediaset. PARIS, Aug 12- When French tycoon Vincent Bollore backed out of a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, and instead proposed to take a large slice of the parent company itself, investors feared he was plotting another stealth raid. The family of former Italian premier Silvio...

  • *Bollore clashes with Berlusconis over Italy's Mediaset. PARIS, Aug 12- When French tycoon Vincent Bollore backed out of a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, and instead proposed to take a large slice of the parent company itself, investors feared he was plotting another stealth raid. The family of former Italian premier Silvio...