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Italy’s week ahead in business and economy

by Jennifer Clark

This week gets off to a slow start because the Italian Stock Exchange is shut for the Easter holiday on Monday. Earnings season gets going in earnest with a clutch of company results. In focus will be UniCredit’s annual meeting which will provide a glimpse of the bank’s new shareholder base after its €13 billion capital increase.

Macroeconomic data

Wednesday, April 19 - Istat releases February foreign trade.

Friday, April 21 - Ratings agency Fitch revises Italy’s sovereign debt rating.

Friday, April 21 - Istat releases February industry sales and orders

Bond Market

Wednesday, April 19 - Treasury announces amounts of CTZ and BTPei bonds for auction on  April 24

Thursday, April 20 - Treasury announces sale of 6-month BOT, to go on auction April 26.

Friday, April 21 - Treasury announces sale of BTP and CCTeu bonds, to go on auction April 27.

Company Events

Tuesday, April 18 - OVS holds board meeting on FY results.

Wednesday, April 19 - Mediaset holds board meeting on FY results.

Thursday, April 20 - Saipem holds board meeting on Q1 results.

Thursday, April 20 - UniCredit shareholders meeting.

Friday, April 20 - Atlantia shareholders meeting.

Friday, April 20 - Yoox Net-A-Porter shareholders meeting.