Italy - Factors to watch on July 18

Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:00am EDT

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Thursday.

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

POLITICS

ROME- Government meets on 'IMU', real estate tax.

COMPANIES

BB Biotech holds board meetings on H1 results.

Brunello Cucinelli holds board meetings on preliminary H1 results.

Maire Tecnimont capital increase ends.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena holds ordinary and extraordinary shareholder meeting- 0730 GMT.

SAIPEM

The Italian oil services company said on Wednesday it is working with U.S. authorities in an investigation into possible irregularities involving contracts in Algeria. It also said it will take legal action against former employees.

For more details on today's events please see the full agenda in Italian.

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