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Padoan reflects on negotiating Italy's slow financial recovery

May 1, 2018

As Italy faces yet another change of government, outgoing finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan is optimistic that the country is resilient enough to sustain growth and increase productivity in the coming years. He talked to Silvia Pavoni at the G20 meeting in Argentina. 

Does cutting NPLs make Italy a land of opportunity?

May 1, 2018

The state is making it easier for Italian banks to reduce their cripplingly high level of non-performing loans, but investors should proceed with caution even in the new climate. 

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Intesa Sanpaolo CEO’s strategy for growth

October 2, 2017

Carlo Messina, CEO of Italy’s biggest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, talks to Brian Caplen about moving beyond restructuring into a new era of prioritising growth.

Europe’s Single Resolution Mechanism is a recipe for instability

September 25, 2017

Recent bank bailouts show that the Single Resolution Mechanism is woefully inadequate, writes Jean Dermine, professor of banking and finance at graduate business school Insead. 

Italy still struggling with NPLs

August 1, 2017

Italy’s financial sector is still plagued by non-performing loans, and impairment charges and provisions are now hitting profits. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Italy makes its NPL move

July 1, 2016

Italian banks are struggling to manage their non-performing loans. Can government measures such as reforms to the financial sector, a revamp of bankruptcy laws and a new fund that invests in NPLs help? Stefanie Linhardt investigates.

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Italian private banks get a makeover to win asset-rich clients

February 1, 2016

Low interest rates and global market volatility are encouraging Italians to demand better returns from their private banks. How are wealth managers responding? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Resilience, reform, confidence: the rise of a recovering Italy

January 4, 2016

Italy has weathered a severe economic storm over the past few years but, with the help of foreign investment, the country is now on track to regain its strength and competitiveness, writes Fabio Gallia, CEO of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

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Banca IMI, the master of Italian risk, seeks global appeal

December 1, 2015

Massimo Mocio says the pull-back of international players from Italy has provided Banca IMI with a stronger domestic base from which to compete.

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Carlo Messina: turning Intesa Sanpaolo around

October 1, 2015

After reporting the bank’s best half-year results, Intesa Sanpaolo’s chief executive Carlo Messina is upbeat about its future in Italy, thanks to booming wealth management and life insurance businesses, and growth opportunities in some of its central and eastern European subsidiaries.

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