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Bank of Italy says state to put up about 6.6 billion euros for Monte Paschi rescue
December 29, 2016 / 10:31 PM / 7 months ago

Bank of Italy says state to put up about 6.6 billion euros for Monte Paschi rescue

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The Monte dei Paschi bank headquarters is pictured in Siena, Italy August 16, 2013.Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) - The Bank of Italy estimated on Thursday the total cost for the state rescue of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) would be about 6.6 billion euros ($6.92 billion), a statement said.

The immediate costs for the state will be about 4.6 billion euros, while an additional 2 billion euros will be needed later to compensate retail investors.

The costs for "other entities" will total about 2.2 billion euros, the central bank said.

Monte dei Paschi, Italy's third biggest lender and the world's oldest, said on Monday the European Central Bank had estimated its capital shortfall at 8.8 billion euros, compared with a 5 billion euro gap previously indicated by the bank.

($1 = 0.9543 euros)

Reporting by Steve Scherer; editing by Agnieszka Flak

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