September 13, 2018 / 4:00 AM / 2 months ago

Italy - Factors to watch on Sept. 13

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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DEBT

Treasury sells BTP bonds. Subscriptions close at 0900 GMT.

MEDIASET

Italy’s biggest private broadcaster Mediaset is working on a large merger or acquisition in Europe’s TV sector, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

(*) ATLANTIA

A tie-up between Atlantia ATL.MI and Spanish road-toll operator Abertis is “essentially done”, the Italian motorway group’s chairman told a newspaper, dismissing worries it could be scrapped after a bridge disaster last month.

Autostrade, a unit of Atlantia, would challenge any bid to keep the company out of the reconstruction of the Genoa bridge in court, La Stampa said in an unsourced report. (*) BANCA CARIGE

Shareholder Raffaele Mincione has made a notification to authorities, alleging that Malacalza Investimenti, the bank’s top shareholder, of soliciting proxies for the upcoming shareholder meeting without authorisation, Il Sole 24 Ore said.

(*) MONCLER

Merrill Lynch is examining options for Eurazeo’s 4.8 percent stake in Moncler, Il Sole 24 Ore said.

(*) CREDITO VALTELLINESE

French investor Denis Dumont would like to see Luigi Lovaglio become Creval’s chairman, Il Sole 24 Ore said.

(*) SAIPEM

The company said Chief Financial and Strategy Officer Giulio Bozzini would leave the company effective Oct. 15.

(*) MONTE DEI PASCHI

The bank is sounding out investors on a possible sale of real estate with an estimated combined value of around 1 billion euros, MF said. Lonestar, Blackstone and Hines have shown some initial interest in the dossier, the paper added.

(*) ENI, POSTE, ALITALIA

The plan to rescue Alitalia, which the government is preparing, sees 51 percent of the airline in the hands of state companies, led by the Italian railways but also including firms such as Poste Italiane and energy group Eni, Il Sole 24 Ore said, citing current studies being done on the issue. Rome has also contacted Boeing about possibly investing in the Italian carrier, the paper added.

October is likely to be a “decisive month” on the matter, the paper quoted Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli as saying.

TELECOM ITALIA

Second round of bids get under way in Italy’s 5G spectrum auction.

ENI

Board meeting to approve 2018 interim dividend.

IT WAY

Itway H1 net loss widens to 1.4 million euros.

IRCE

Irce H1 net profit down at 5.0 million euros.

VITTORIA ASSICURAZIONI

Vittoria Assicurazioni H1 net profit up at 42.1 million euros.

JUVENTUS

Board meeting on FY results.

I GRANDI VIAGGI

Board meeting on Q3 results.

SESA

Board meeting on Q1 results.

DIGITAL BROS

Board meeting on FY results.

Board meetings on H1 results: AVIO, BANCA FINNAT (preliminary H1 results on Aug. 3), ITALIA INDEPENDENT GROUP, IVS GROUP, LA DORIA, LANDI RENZO, MONDO TV, SAES GETTERS, SPACE4 , WIIT.

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