A   football jersey introduced by Juventus after Ronaldo’s signing sold out in two months. Photograph: Getty

Juventus is looking to tap the international bond markets for the first time, as the storied Italian football club seeks to raise fresh funding after (...)

Marco Morelli: the  Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena chief executive will see a large drop in his pay.  Photograph:       Bloomberg

The European Commission and Italy have agreed on a rescue of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena, outlining a draft plan that involves significant (...)

The Italian government’s proposal for an €8.8bn recapitalisation of MPS has been in limbo since December. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission and the European Central Bank are at odds over the capital plans of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, throwing doubt on details of th(...)

A Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena branch in Rome. The European Central Bank says Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena needs about €8.8 billion  to bolster its balance sheet, almost twice the amount the Italian lender had sought to raise in a failed capital increase. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Top-rated German bond yields fell to multi-week lows on Wednesday as concerns about the strength of a rescue plan for Italian banks pushed investors (...)

The Italian cabinet will meet to approve the bailout of MPS late on Thursday or early on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

The board of Monte dei Paschi di Siena is preparing to meet late on Thursday to request a government-led rescue after the Italian bank faile(...)

The main entrance of the Monte dei Paschi bank headquarters  in Siena. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Ailing Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to burn through about €11 billion of liquidity more quickly than previously forecast, an updated(...)

The failure of the bank could trigger a wider banking and political crisis in Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena sought on Friday to convince 40,000 retail investors to take part in its last-ditch rescue plan, warni(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB turned down a request by lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena for more time at a meeting on Friday. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

The European Central Bankhas rejected a request by ailing Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena for more time to raise capital, a source said yeste(...)

A man walks on the logo of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank in Rome. Photograph:  Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

With the European Union facing myriad challenges – from Brexit to migration – memories of the euro zone crisis seemed a thing of yesteryear. But the s(...)

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi addresses  an event at an FCA plant in Cassino, southern Italy. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Up to eight of Italy’s troubled banks risk failing if prime minister Matteo Renzi loses a constitutional referendum next weekend and ensuing market t(...)

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