Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • BARI, Italy, May 6- An Italian prosecutor is investigating Deutsche Bank over its sale of 7 billion euros of Italian government bonds five years ago, an investigative source told Reuters. A prosecutor in Trani, a town in southern Italy, is investigating because Deutsche Bank allegedly told clients in a research note in early 2011 that Italy's public debt was no...

  • BARI, Italy, May 6- An Italian prosecutor is investigating Deutsche Bank for possible market manipulation regarding the sale of 7 billion euros in Italian government bonds five years ago, an investigative source said on Friday. A prosecutor in Trani, southern Italy, is investigating the fact Deutsche told clients in a research note in early 2011 that Italy's...

  • Is Alibaba's Jack Ma buying AC Milan?

    Is China's richest man, Jack Ma, buying storied Italian football club A.C. Milan? Ma himself is pleading ignorance.

  • MILAN/ PARIS, April 8- French media group Vivendi agreed on Friday to buy the pay-TV operation of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, completing a major step in billionaire businessman Vincent Bollore's plan to build a southern European content and video-on-demand powerhouse. It also secures Italian tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi,...

  • By Claudia Cristoferi and Giulia Segreti. The deal is a stepping stone in billionaire businessman Vincent Bollore's plan to create a southern European pay-TV and content powerhouse to compete with Rupert Murdoch's Sky and online video giant Netflix. Bollore has been accumulating strategic assets in Italy, including a 24.9 percent stake in Telecom Italia.

  • *Flavio Cattaneo favourite to succeed Patuano- sources. MILAN, March 19- Telecom Italia Chief Executive Marco Patuano is stepping down, four sources close to the matter said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about his future as top shareholder Vivendi tightens its grip. Vivendi got the stake as part payment for selling Brazilian broadband company GVT to...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 9- European shares rose on Wednesday helped by gains in Italy's Telecom Italia and Mediaset on prospects of possible M&A deals with French rivals. The FTSEurofirst remains down by around 7 percent since the start of 2016, with stock markets having been hit by signs of a slowdown in China, the world's second-biggest economy, weaker euro zone...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 9- European shares rose on Wednesday helped by gains in Italy's Telecom Italia and Mediaset on prospects of possible M&A deals with French rivals. The FTSEurofirst remains down by around 7 percent since the start of 2016, with stock markets having been hit by signs of a slowdown in China, the world's second-biggest economy, weaker euro zone...

  • MILAN, March 6- Telecom Italia Chief Executive Marco Patuano said he has never been asked to sell the company's Brazilian business, following reports that top investor Vivendi was pushing for a disposal. Patuano held a strategy meeting in Paris with Vivendi executives last week, fuelling market speculation that the French group led by business tycoon Vincent...

  • Berlusconi was a ‘Donald Trump’ in early years

    Alan Friedman, author of “Berlusconi”, discusses the achievements and controversies surrounding the former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Berlusconi got some things right: Author

    Alan Friedman, author of “Berlusconi” discusses Silvio Berlusconi’s relationship with other politicians.

  • Berlusconi to use 'disgrace' for a comeback: Pro

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, says Silvio Berlusconi is likely to try and turn his community service into a political opportunity, and that his lack of official successor is hurting his Forza Italia party.

  • Can Forza Italia survive without Berlusconi?

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, likens Italian politics to a "Machiavellian play" ahead of Berlusconi's court hearing and discusses the impact the electoral reform could have.

  • Italian soccer giant AC Milan is weighing a sale, Bloomberg has reported, citing three sources with knowledge of the matter.

  • Berlusconi ousted from Senate

    Italian Senate has approved the expulsion of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers details.

  • Italy... without Berlusconi?

    Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.

  • Judiciary action against Berlusconi is a 'scandal': PDL Senator

    Lucio Malan, Italian senator for the PDL, says there is a risk for a "little split" within Berlusconi's PDL party and that the former prime minister would remain leader even if he was expelled from Parliament.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Berlusconi has formally asked to do a year of community service rather than be jailed or put under house arrest after his conviction for tax fraud.

  • Raffaele Jerusalmi

    The restructuring of Europe's banks will be positive in the end, the head of Italy's main stock exchange told CNBC on Monday.

  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

    An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate following his conviction for tax fraud in August.