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Italy - Factors to watch on Aug 21
August 21, 2012 / 4:01 AM / 5 years ago

Italy - Factors to watch on Aug 21

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Tuesday.

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EURO ZONE CRISIS

European stocks were seen edging higher on Tuesday as investors hold onto lofty gains made in the past four weeks, betting that the European Central Bank will soon start buying Spanish and Italian bonds to help lower the borrowing costs of the two indebted countries.

Germany’s Bundesbank on Monday stepped up its resistance to a European Central Bank plan to buy billions of euros worth of Spanish and Italian government bonds to reduce those countries’ crippling borrowing costs.

ENI

Italian oil and gas group Eni does not plan to compromise its business in Iraq by making energy deals with the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Eni Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni said on Monday.

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20 biggest gainers (in percentage)............

20 biggest losers (in percentage).............

FTSE IT allshare index

FTSE Mib index........

FTSE Allstars index...

FTSE Mid Cap index....

Block trades..........

Stories on Italy...... IT-LEN

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