Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit to be SOLD OFF in UK in desperate bid to avoid crisis

UniCredit is selling off its Polish operations and its asset management arm to boost capital (Bloomberg)

 

UNICREDIT is due to sell off a bumper load of shares in a desperate bid to avoid crisis.

Italy’s largest bank is preparing to unveil a £10.9billion (€13bn) rights issue this week.

UniCredit is expected to announce the sale in London and outline plans to offload assets and wide-ranging cuts. Continue reading

The Next Domino Falls As Predicted… Here’s What Comes Next

 

I recently spent several weeks in Italy, taking the pulse of the country. The Italian referendum on December 4 turned out exactly how I predicted it would.

The “No” vote won in a landslide, with 59% of the vote versus 41% for “Yes,” with a 70% turnout.

The pro-EU Prime Minister promptly announced his resignation after the crushing defeat.

A surging populist party waits in the wings. They’re now likely a matter of months away from taking power and then holding a new referendum on whether Italy should dump the euro and go back to the lira.

If that happens, Italians will likely vote to leave. Continue reading

End of the EU? Italian referendum triggers SHOCK ALARMS across the USA and Europe

THE European Union is facing a crunch referendum in Italy which experts have warned could “shock” the troubled bloc to its core.

The Wall Street Journal has said that the outcome of the October referendum on constitutional reforms is “more important than Brexit”, with the future of pro-Brussels PM Matteo Renzi riding on the result.

Other international news organisation have suggested that Italy could become the weak link of European growth and the possible centre of a new political shock ready to weaken the EU. Continue reading

Forget Brexit — Italy is poised to tear Europe apart

Great Britain was always a convenient scapegoat for the EU woes to take attention off domestic problems for member states, such as Italy. Matter of fact, Great Britain was the most sound of the lot and had dodged a bullet. Moreover, Italy has been in a near-collapse state for years

 

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Italy is on the cusp of tearing Europe apart but the economic and political crisis brewing in the nation is largely going unnoticed.

All eyes have turned to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union as having the most drastic political and economic impact onto the 28-nation state but if you look at the country’s economic data, bank issues, and the impending constitutional referendum coming up, Italy is like a bomb waiting to explode.

The Italian financial system, which to put it gently, is in a major state of flux right now. While Britain’s EU referendum in June was seismic in terms of having economic and political repercussions across the bloc, there is another referendum of equal importance, coming up in Italy in October, and the result could fundamentally alter the state of the already delicate Italian economy.

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