MILAN Aug 8 The People's Bank of China has
acquired two percent of Italy's top insurer Assicurazioni
Generali, the latest in a string of recent
acquisitions of stakes in large Italian companies, regulatory
According to the website of stock market regulator Consob,
the People's Bank of China now owns 2.014 percent of Generali.
The Chinese central bank also recently acquired stakes of
around two percent in Italy's biggest carmaker Fiat,
top domestic telecoms operator Telecom Italia and
Prysmian, the world's biggest cable-maker.
In March, the filings revealed the central bank had bought
stakes of two percent also in leading oil and gas operator Eni
and domestic utility giant Enel.
(Reporting by Lisa Jucca)