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Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • PARIS, Dec 14- French billionaire Vincent Bollore raised the stakes in his battle with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday, buying a fifth of Berlusconi's Mediaset broadcaster in a hostile raid that drew the ire of Rome. Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement that Mediaset operated in a strategic sector, chiming...

  • MILAN/ PARIS, Dec 13- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth of the Italian broadcaster, stirring talk of a hostile takeover bid. On Monday the French firm had said it had 3 percent of Mediaset but aimed to raise that to 20 percent as part of plans to expand in southern...

  • MILAN/ PARIS, Dec 13- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth of the Italian broadcaster, stirring talk of a hostile takeover bid. The French company on Monday had said it had 3 percent of Mediaset but aimed to raise that to 20 percent as part of plans to expand in...

  • By Agnieszka Flak and Gwénaëlle Barzic. MILAN/ PARIS, Dec 13- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle of nerves with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth of the Italian broadcaster, stirring talk of a hostile takeover bid. Vivendi, led by chairman and biggest shareholder Bollore, now owns 3 percent of...

  • MILAN, Dec 13- Shares in Italian broadcaster Mediaset jumped more than 20 percent on Tuesday on the expectations of a possible hostile takeover bid by French media group Vivendi, which has declared it wants to build a 20 percent stake in Mediaset. Vivendi, led by chairman and biggest shareholder Vincent Bollore, said on Monday that it now owns 3 percent of Mediaset...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Dec 8- Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is expected to provide a large chunk of funds to a consortium of Qatar and commodities trader Glencore to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin oil major Rosneft, two sources familiar with the transaction said. Russia said on Wednesday it had sold a 19.5 percent government stake in Rosneft for 10.5...

  • ROME, Dec 7- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Wednesday after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months' time. The 41- year-old's decision to quit after less than three years in office dealt a new blow to Western governments still in shock from Britain's vote to leave...

  • Then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks after the Italian referendum on constitutional reforms, Palazzo Chigi, Dec. 5, 2016, Rome.

    Renzi said he would quit following his crushing defeat in Sunday's referendum.

  • *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...