1. European View

    German “storm” clouds EU-US talks on TTIP but the Commission assures: “negotiations continue”

    by Beda Romano

    Doubts and uncertainty continue to surround the free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, known as TTIP. The Commission’s remarks came after German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said over the weekend that the talks “de fact failed”

  2. UniCredit eyes €20 billion NPLs sale backed by GACS
    Markets

    UniCredit eyes €20 billion NPLs sale backed by GACS

    by Carlo Festa

    The sale is one of the options on the table of the Milan-based bank, which declined to comment on the report. The massive reduction of the NPL portfolio -- from €53 billion to around €30 billion -- seems to be part of CEO Jean-Pierre Mustier’s plan to reduce the size of the capital increase required to strengthen the ratios

  3. “Reconstruction to proceed on fast track but with high level of scrutiny over use of resources,” Prime Minister Renzi pledges
    Business & Economy

    “Reconstruction to proceed on fast track but with high level of scrutiny over use of resources,” Prime Minister Renzi pledges

    by Vittorio Nuti

    All the actions that will be taken to reconstruct the areas hit by the quake will have to be “as transparent as possible,” and to that end the government intends to rely on the structures that have just recently been created after a long wait like the National Anti-Corruption Authority, Matteo Renzi (pictured) said yesterday