Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • *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...

  • MILAN, Aug 5- A deal to sell Italian soccer club AC Milan to a consortium of Chinese investors is likely to be signed later on Friday, three sources close to the matter said, ending former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's three decades of ownership. The source added at the time that the group of investors was headed by private investment firm GSR Capital and...

  • MILAN, Aug 3- RCS MediaGroup's CEO and chairman quit on Wednesday, allowing top shareholder Urbano Cairo to take the helm after winning a battle for control of the Milan- based publisher. RCS, which publishes Italy's top-selling daily Corriere della Sera, is seen as an influential asset in a country where newspapers still shape the political and economic debate.

  • MILAN, Aug 3- RCS MediaGroup's CEO and chairman quit on Wednesday, allowing top shareholder Urbano Cairo to take the helm after winning a battle for control of the Milan- based publisher. RCS, which publishes Italy's top-selling daily Corriere della Sera, is seen as an influential asset in a country where newspapers still shape the political and economic debate.

  • *Vivendi confirms it now only wants 20 pct of pay TV. MILAN/ PARIS, July 26- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset in an unexpected move that the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could lead to a full takeover. Fininvest, the Berlusconi holding company that owns 35 percent...

  • MILAN, July 26- Vivendi has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Mediaset in an unexpected move the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could mean that a full takeover was on the agenda. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Tuesday Vivendi had proposed an alternative...

  • Berlusconi sells AC Milan to Chinese investors

    The long-time owner sold the soccer club to the new owners after being reassured they will invest heavily to return the team to its former glory.

  • Silvio Berlusconi attends a football match between AC Milan and Juventus FC.

    AC Milan are the latest European football team to move into Chinese ownership after Silvio Berlusconi said he had sold the club, the FT reports.

  • 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.

  • Berlusconi got some things right: Author

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

  • 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 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.