August 24, 2017 / 4:02 AM / in 2 months

Italy - Factors to watch on Aug. 24

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 (*).

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POLITICS

The European Commission on Wednesday rebuffed the idea of a parallel currency put forward by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

DEBT

Treasury announces sale of 6-month BOT bills, with relative amounts to be auctioned on Aug. 29.

Italy’s Treasury said on Wednesday it would offer up to 2.0 billion euros in CTZ bonds at an auction on Monday.

COMPANIES

TELECOM ITALIA

Telecom Italia and its main shareholder Vivendi have sent the Italian government their views on whether they should have notified it of a change of ownership at the phone company, a source close to the matter said. (*) The committee that is evaluating the matter is expected to conclude its examination by early September, Il Sole 24 Ore said.

FIAT CHRYSLER (*) A potential spin-off of the carmaker’s components business could already happen within the next few months, if not weeks, Corriere della Sera said.

(*) BANCA CARIGE

The shareholder meeting to vote on the bank’s planned capital increase could be called for the end of September, several papers said.

(*) GEOX

The company would like to invest more in China and Japan to boost its presence in those markets, Chairman Mario Moretti Polegato told Il Sole 24 Ore in an interview. Asked about any imminent investments, the manager said the company would take advantage of opportunities if and when they presented themselves and Geox was looking around, but remained conservative in its approach.

Bourse After Hours market closed.

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