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Derivatives scandal drags Monte Paschi into Italy election race

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Beppe Grillo gestures as he talks during an interview with Reuters in Pomezia, near Rome January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ELECTIONS)

Beppe Grillo gestures as he talks during an interview with Reuters in Pomezia, near Rome January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ELECTIONS)
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Giuseppe Mussari, the former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, poses at the ABI headquarters in Rome in this July 27, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS)

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Five-Star Movement activist and comedian Beppe Grillo, sits in his camper during an interview with Reuters in Pomezia, near Rome January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Five-Star Movement activist and comedian Beppe Grillo, sits in his camper during an interview with Reuters in Pomezia, near Rome January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Giuseppe Mussari, the former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, attends a meeting at the ABI headquarters in Rome in this April 14, 2011 file photo. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will book a loss of at least 220 million euros ($293 million) from a three-year-old derivative deal in its 2012 results, a source close to the matter said on January 22, 2013. Picture taken April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro...more

Giuseppe Mussari, the former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, attends a meeting at the ABI headquarters in Rome in this April 14, 2011 file photo. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will book a loss of at least 220 million euros ($293 million) from a three-year-old derivative deal in its 2012 results, a source close to the matter said on January 22, 2013. Picture taken April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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Giuseppe Mussari, the former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, poses at the ABI headquarters in Rome in this July 27, 2010 file photo. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will book a loss of at least 220 million euros ($293 million) from a three-year-old derivative deal in its 2012 results, a source close to the matter said on January 22, 2013. Picture taken July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files (ITALY -...more

Giuseppe Mussari, the former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, poses at the ABI headquarters in Rome in this July 27, 2010 file photo. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will book a loss of at least 220 million euros ($293 million) from a three-year-old derivative deal in its 2012 results, a source close to the matter said on January 22, 2013. Picture taken July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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