Feb 24 IMF Bentham Ltd
* Directors have determined today to pay a fully franked interim dividend of 3.0 cents per share
* Consolidated net profit from continuing operations after tax for half-year was $13.992 mln
* HY total income from continuing operations up 179 pct to $36.481 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
UPDATE 1-Italy winds up Veneto banks, deal could cost up to 17 bln euros
MILAN/ROME, June 25 Italy began winding up two stricken Veneto-based banks on Sunday in a deal that will see their good assets transferred to Intesa Sanpaolo and could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion).