ROME/MILAN Dec 27 The Italian government is
likely to have to put in around 6.5 billion euros ($6.79
billion) to rescue Monte dei Paschi di Siena, three
sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.
An additional 2-2.3 billion euros will come from the
conversion of subordinated bonds held by institutional
The European Central Bank has told the bank its capital
shortfall has risen to 8.8 billion euros, from 5 billion euros
indicated previously, the bank said on Monday.
($1 = 0.9571 euros)
(Reporting by Stefano Bernabei and Silvia Aloisi; editing by