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Italy - Factors to watch on Oct 9

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday.

Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannotvouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).

TELECOM ITALIA , TELECOM ITALIA MEDIA

State financial holding Cassa Depositi e Prestiti isawaiting by the end of the month an initial estimate by DeutscheBank of the value of Telecom's network, which could be spun off,Il Sole 24 Ore said on Sunday.

Cairo Communications could present an offer for TelecomItalia Media, La Repubblica said on Saturday. It said the threeknown potential bidders for part or all of the company -Discovery Communications, private equity fund Clessidra and H3G- had all demanded to renegotiate the advertising contract withCairo, seen as too expensive.

PRELIOS , CAMFIN , PIRELLI

Talks between Prelios and two rival bidders for a stake inthe real estate company, Italian investment firm Feidos and U.S.asset manager Fortess , resume on Monday, Il Sole 24 Oresaid on Sunday. On Saturday the newspaper said the offer byFeidos appeared to be prevailing.

The newspaper also said on Sunday that between Tuesday andWednesday, Pirelli Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera and hisformer ally, Vittorio Malacalza, will meet to discuss theirconflicting views over Camfin's capital needs.

UBI , INTESA SANPAOLO

UBI Banca has begun selling part of its 1.2 percent stake inIntesa Sanpaolo, whose shares have now risen above the price1.11 euros on UBI's books, La Repubblica said on Saturday.

The stake could be sold in several tranches on the market orto institutional investors, Il Sole 24 Ore said on Saturday.

RCS

RCS shareholder Diego Della Valle aims to raise his stake inthe publisher to 12-15 percent, Il Messaggero said on Saturday.

SMALL AND MID CAPS A2A

The utility is looking at possible financial partners,including investmnet funds, the chairman of its supervisoryboard, Pippo Ranci Ortigosa told Corriere della Sera in aninterview on Sunday.

MARCOLIN

Private equity fund Pai could bid 300 million euros for 30percent of the eyewear maker and delist the company, Il Sole 24Ore said on Sunday.

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