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Sep 20, 2013

Versace plans to find partner by year’s end -CEO

MILAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Versace expects to finalise a
shortlist for buyers interested in a minority stake in the
Italian fashion house by mid-October and decide on a partner by
the end of 2013, Chief Executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris said on
Friday.

The fashion house, whose glittering gowns are worn by stars
such as Lady Gaga and Madonna, is seeking to strengthen its
balance sheet to help fund expansion in overseas markets such as
Asia before a possible listing further down the road.

Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013

Mediobanca seen stronger after writedowns

MILAN, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Italian investment bank
Mediobanca ended its financial year posting a net loss
on the back of heavy writedowns on equity investments such as
Telecom Italia but the market welcomed moves to clean
up its balance sheet.

Mediobanca, which has for decades played a pivotal role in
helping to forge Italian capitalism, announced in June a radical
change of strategy that will see it curb or sell stakes in some
of Italy’s biggest corporate names to focus squarely on banking.

Sep 16, 2013

Telecom Italia delays strategic board meeting: sources

MILAN (Reuters) – Telecom Italia has scrapped a crucial board meeting due later this week, people with knowledge of the situation said, as it buys time to figure out a new shareholder structure that could revive its fortunes after years of underperformance.

The meeting, initially set for September 19, was expected to discuss a proposal by Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica to buy out Telecom Italia’s core domestic shareholders.

    • About Lisa

      "I have been a correspondent for 13 years, reporting on banks, financial regulation and EU politics from London, Brussels, Zurich and Milan. I have also written about a variety of business sectors, general news, the arts and sport. As Chief Financial Correspondent for Italy, I keep a close eye on top Italian business stories, particularly Fiat and banking."
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      1998
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      Awards:
      2010 Reuters Star Performer Award
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