MILAN, March 22- Vivendi supervisory board member Tarak Ben Ammar said on Wednesday he was ready to act as a mediator between the French media group and Italian broadcaster Mediaset in a dispute over a collapsed pay-TV deal. "If they want me I'm always ready to help friends, if they want to stick with lawyers then they don't need me," Ben Ammar told journalists in Milan.
Renzi said he would quit following his crushing defeat in Sunday's referendum.
Jim Stewart, New York Times, discusses Silvio Berlusconi and President-elect Donald Trump conflict parallels.
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.
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 China's richest man, Jack Ma, buying storied Italian football club A.C. Milan? Ma himself is pleading ignorance.
Alan Friedman, author of “Berlusconi” discusses Silvio Berlusconi’s relationship with other politicians.
Alan Friedman, author of “Berlusconi”, discusses the achievements and controversies surrounding the former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
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.
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.
Italian Senate has approved the expulsion of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers details.
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.
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.
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.
The restructuring of Europe's banks will be positive in the end, the head of Italy's main stock exchange told CNBC on Monday.
An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate following his conviction for tax fraud in August.
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.
Silvio Berlusconi is renowned for his off-color remarks and personal scandal.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, talks about Italy's key issues including structural reforms and how Wednesday's confidence vote could impact them.