BRIEF-Monte Paschi shares up, bank seeks more time for rescue plan
* Bank asked ECB for 3-week extension to 5 billion euros rescue plan deadline Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan newsroom)
Feb 7 The U.S. Federal Reserve's operational abilities were not impaired by a recent breach of a Fed website by hackers, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
The website that was hacked had contact information for banks to use during a natural disaster, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said in an interview with CNBC.
"This isn't an internal operational website, the kind of thing that I have to log into; I've got multiple authentication keys, and that's highly secure," he said. "It didn't impair any of our operational abilities."
SYDNEY, Dec 8 Asian shares hustled to one-month highs on Thursday after Wall Street strode to another record, while bonds rallied on wagers the European Central Bank would extend its stimulus campaign at a policy meeting later in the session.
SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Dec 8 The euro edged up and traded near a three-week high against the dollar on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank policy decision, as the greenback lost momentum from the recent pull-back in U.S. bond yields.