Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • MILAN, June 14- Italian surgeons began a four-hour heart operation on former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday to replace a defective aortic valve, a hospital statement said. The surgery started at 8 a.m. local time, the statement added. The 79- year-old centre-right leader and media mogul was admitted to hospital last week suffering from what his...

  • MILAN, May 7- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's family company is likely to open exclusive talks next week with a group of Chinese investors interested in buying AC Milan soccer club, one of his most cherished assets, a source said on Saturday. The tycoon is under pressure to finally relax his grip on the club he calls "my Milan," which has failed to win...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is this the end of Silvio Berlusconi?

    Jacopo Barigazzi, co-founder of Linkiesta, says that it is the "beginning of the end" for Silvio Berlusconi, but he could still be popular with voters.

  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi is renowned for his off-color remarks and personal scandal.