Italy - Factors to watch on November 1

Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:00am EDT

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 (*).

DEBT

Italy's Treasury set an upper limit of 500,000 euros ($688,600)on each order for a new BTP Italia bond which will open for subscriptions next week, according to a bourse statement on Thursday.

COMPANIES

MILAN - Bourse after-hours trading closed.

BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA

The top shareholder in The Tuscan lender isopen to the idea of a merger of the troubled Italian bank with another financial group, preferably "of an international standing", it said in a document approved by its board this week.

PIRELLI, PRELIOS

The tyre maker Pirelli said on Thursday it dissolved a shareholder pact protecting it from takeovers ahead of its expiration in 2015.

Prelios' shareholder pact was also dissolved.

CNH INDUSTRIAL

The tractor and trucks maker CNH Industrial reported an 11 percent fall in its third-quarter trading profit on Thursday, hit by a stronger euro, but said its long-suffering Iveco truck business might now be on the turn.

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