May 3, 2018 / 4:04 AM / 17 days ago

Italy - Factors to watch on May 3

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 (*).

For a complete list of diary events in Italy please click on .

ECONOMY

Italy posted a state sector budget deficit of some 3.1 billion euros in April, against a deficit of 5.11 billion euros in the same month last year, the Treasury said on Wednesday.

FIAT CHRYSLER

Italy car sales rose 6.47 percent in April, Italy’s Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.

FERRARI N.V.

Board meeting on Q1 results, followed by conference call (1500 GMT).

(*) TELECOM ITALIA

State lender CDP has topped up its stake to 4.9 percent from 4.7 percent and is ready to support the 10 independent board member slate of activist fund Elliott, La Repubblica said.

(*) SAIPEM

Another 141 investors have asked for damages for delays in informing the market over data leading to a fall in the share price, various papers said, citing the financial report that goes before shareholders on Thursday. They join 60 other funds that have been asking for damages since April 2015. The company denies any responsibility.

Annual general meeting (0800 GMT).

(*) BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA

Rating agencies will give their ratings on Monte dei Paschi’s bumper securitisation operation of almost 25 billion euros before next Tuesday, MF said.

(*) FINCANTIERI

The ship builder has reached an agreement with Genova Industrie Navali to buy 51 percent of the Mariotti ship yard and 49 percent of San Giorgio del Porto, La Stampa said.

Annual general meetings: ALKEMY (1600 GMT), FIRST CAPITAL (0900 GMT).

Board meetings on Q1 results: ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI (press release on May 4), AUTOSTRADE MERIDIONALI , COIMA RES, D’AMICO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING followed by conference call (1200 GMT), EI TOWERS followed by conference call (1600 GMT), MAIRE TECNIMONT , TESMEC.

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