December 28, 2018 / 5:01 AM / 6 months ago

Italy - Factors to watch on Dec. 28

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday.

Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).

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DEBT

Treasury sells BTP and CCTeu bonds. Subscriptions close at 1000 GMT.

COMPANIES

Bourse After Hours market closed.

BANCA CARIGE

The top investor in Carige explained the reasons why he failed to back a vital cash call at the troubled Italian lender during a meeting with European Central Bank supervisors on Thursday, a source close to the matter said. (*) The ECB has asked the bank to launch the planned share sale and to find a partner able to shore up the lender, Il Sole 24 Ore reported. (*) According to Il Corriere della Sera, the bank could soon hold a new shareholder meeting to approve the planned cash call. (*) The ECB could ask healthy banks to became Carige’s shareholders converting a 320 million euros bond into equity, La Repubblica reported, adding there will be more meetings in Frankfurt on the future of the troubled lender in coming days. (*) MEDIOBANCA

Italian investment bank Mediobanca MDBI.MI has earmarked 2 billion euros ($2.29 billion) for acquisitions in 2019, its Chief Executive Alberto Nagel told daily La Stampa on Friday.

(*) ATLANTIA

Atlantia’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia has filed a legal challenge against a decree that excludes it from rebuilding a collapsed bridge in Genoa, La Stampa said.

(*) SAFILO

Safilo and Alpargatas announced on Friday the early renewal of a licensing agreement for Havaianas eyewear.

(*) CASA DAMIANI

The founding family of Italian jewellery group Casa Damiani said on Friday it would launch a takeover to buy the company and delist it from the Milan bourse.

ANSALDO STS

Ansaldo STS said on Thursday it had been awarded a 65 million-euro framework agreement with state-owned Rete Ferroviaria Italiana.

FILA

The group said on Thursday it had completed a rights issue with full subscribtion for 100 million euros.

IVS GROUP

Ordinary shareholders’ meeting (0900 GMT).

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