1. Markets

    Maxi-merger LSE-Deutsche Boerse at risk over Milan’s MTS 

    by Antonella Olivieri

    IT
    24 Analysis

    The London Stock Exchange refused to divest the majority stake in MTS as demanded by the EU, casting a long shadow over the success of the plan. MTS trades government bonds for a value of €100 billion per day, more than half represented by Italian public debt (pictured the skyline of the banking district in Frankfurt)

  2. Democrats’ €500 million treasure safe from minority’s   divorce
    Politics

    Democrats’ €500 million treasure safe from minority’s divorce

    by Mariolina Sesto

    The party’s former treasurer, Ugo Sposetti, who guides the foundations owning 2,399 buildings, 410 works of art and an estimated value around €0.5 billion, has decided not to quit the PD. So the “tesoretto” will remain securely locked away in the party’s safe and will not be split