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    Europe shares end mostly higher despite oil pressure -2-

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    Euro zone benchmark 10-year sovereign bond yields

    (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - London, 20 Apr - Euro zone benchmark 10-year sovereign bond yields Germany - yield 0.59%; up 0.01 percentage points from previous close. France - yield 0.81%; down 0.00 percentage points from previous close. Belgium - yield 0.85%; up 0.01 percentage points from previous close. Italy - yield 1.78%; up 0.01 percentage points from previous close. Spain - yield 1.28%; up 0.02 percentage points from previous close. A24-Zap (RADIOCOR) 20-04-18 18:16:57 (0601) 5 NNNN

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    Atlantia sees potential to improve div payment - CEO

    Italy Q1 highway traffic up 1% yr/yr (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 20 Apr - Italian motorway company Atlantia sees the prospect of improving its dividend payment to shareholders, chief executive Giovanni Castellucci told shareholders at the annual general meeting. Castellucci noted that first quarter traffic on Italian motorways managed by the group rose by 1% on the year earlier while traffic on motorways the company operates abroad was up 3.8%. A24-Hob (RADIOCOR) 20-04-18 17:09:00 (0531) 5 NNNN

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    Italy should not change reform path - IMF

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    Italy president to reflect a couple of days -3-

    Talks with M5S closed, Salvini says (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 20 Apr - Talks between with the center-right coalition and the M5S "are closed, they're back to insults," Salvini added. "I can't do anything more than try and call them on the phone," he said. The leader of The League said he does not plan to call Berlusconi and will wait for Mattarella and "will take the situation in our hands." "I haven't spoken with Berlusconi and I don't think I will. Insults are useless and don't build anything," Salvini said. A24-Cia (RADIOCOR) 20-04-18 15:15:18 (0417) 5 NNNN

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    Italy president to reflect a couple of days -2-

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    Italy president to reflect a couple of days on govt situation

    Senate referred back to the president (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 20 Apr - Italian president Sergio Mattarella will take a couple of days of reflection on the political situation after senate speaker Elisabetta Casellati referred back to him, officials said. Casellati was given a mandate by Mattarella to explore the possibility of forming a government involving a right-coalition and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), which resulted being the country's largest political forces after the general election. Italy held a general election on March 4 that resulted in a hung parliament. A24-Web (RADIOCOR) 20-04-18 14:50:17 (0401) 5 NNNN

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    Fonciere des Regions proposes merger with Beni Stabili unit

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    Enel Sudeste sweetens terms of Eletropaulo offer

    To promote, back capital increase of at least 1.5 bln reals (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 20 Apr - Italian power group Enel said its Enel Brasil Investimentos Sudeste unit has sweetened offer terms for its public offering for Brazilian power company Eletropaulo Metropolitana Electricidade de Sao Paulo, as it seeks to derail an offer from Spanish power group Iberdrola. In addition to its cash offering for Eletropaulo shares, Enel said it would also promote and back a capital increase at the power group of at least 1.5 billion reals (355 million euros). That is on top of the total investment of as much as 4.7 billion reals (1.1 billion euros), or 28 reals per share, Enel has offered to buy Eletropaulo. The offer is conditional on Enel securing over 50% of Eletropaulo. A24-Hob (RADIOCOR) 20-04-18 10:09:09 (0165) 5 NNNN

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    Italy 10-yr govt bond spread vs Bund rises to 1.20 pct pts

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    Luxottica new board names Milleri as CEO, Del Vecchio chairman

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    CRAI 2017 revenue 6.2 bln eur, up 5%

    To integrate e-commerce with retail (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 19 Apr - Italian supermarket chain CRAI (Commissionarie Riunite Alimentaristi Italiani) said it reported revenues of 6.2 billion euros in 2017, a 5% increase from 5.9 billion in 2016. With over business members, and around 3,000 stores, CRAI has a 3.6% market share (including food & drug), while it's the fourth-largest in Italy in the home and personal care sectors with a 10.1% market share behind Acqua e Sapone (16.7%), Coop Italia (10.4%) Conad (10.4%) and ahead of Esselunga (8.4%). The group said it is investing into "proximity" e-commerce to integrate online shopping with its brick and mortar operations. A24-Cia (RADIOCOR) 19-04-18 20:33:45 (0834) 5 NNNN

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    Cementir sees 2018 revenue, EBITDA up 10%

    Debt seen falling to 260 mln eur (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 19 Apr - Italy-based cement company Cementir Holding expects revenue and EBITDA to rise over 10% this year, said chairman and CEO Francesco Caltagirone. Speaking at the company's annual general meeting, Caltagirone said debt is expected to fall to 260 million euros while investments are seen falling to 80 million from 92 million in 2017. Since the beginning of this year, Cementir has ceased to hold Italian assets and thus traces 100% of revenue to foreign markets. A24-Hob (RADIOCOR) 19-04-18 19:46:14 (0741) 5 NNNN

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    Italgas sees more strategic acquisitions in 2018 - CEO

    Expects to invest about 250 mln eur (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 19 Apr - Italian gas distributor Italgas said it expects to continue with a strategy of acquisitions, at least until gas distribution tenders are resumed. "We are committed to reaching about 200,000 new meters," chief executive Paolo Gallo told shareholders at the annual general meeting. "There will be acquisitions in 2018 and it will be possible to reach this target; we are in negotiations with different operators." Gallo added that the amount to be invested for these acquisitions "will be above 200 million (euros), about 250 million." The Italgas chief noted that acquisitions are part of the company's strategic plan for the period until 2023. "We launched acquisitions to narrow the gap as we await tenders," he said. "Only with acquisitions it won't be possible to reached the 40% market share target (compared to Italgas' current 34% share), tenders are also necessary. Until tenders don't restart, we'll continue with acquisitions." Gallo said Italgas made a number of acquisitions last year, including the purchase of assets from Amalfitana Gas and AEnergia Reti. A24-Hob (RADIOCOR) 19-04-18 19:11:37 (0720) 5 NNNN

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    Cementir sees 2018 div higher

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    Snam-led consortium wins Greek gas operator DESFA tender

    To pay 535 mln eur for the acquisition of a 66% stake (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 19 Apr - A European consortium consisting of Italian gas company Snam, the majority shareholder with an interest of 60%, together with Spain's Enaga's (20%) and Belgium's Fluxys (20%), confirmed that it had been awarded the tender arranged by the Greek Agency for privatization (TAIPED) for the purchase of a 66% stake in DESFA, the national operator in the natural gas infrastructure sector. TAIPED accepted an offer of 535 million euros for the stake. The closing of the transaction is expected in the second half of the year, following the required authorizations including antitrust clearance. A24-Cia (RADIOCOR) 19-04-18 17:57:48 (0640) 5 NNNN

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    Snam-led consortium wins Greek gas operator DESFA tender

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    Snam-led consortium wins Greek gas operator DESFA tender

    To pay 535 mln eur for the acquisition of a 66% stake (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milan, 19 Apr - A European consortium consisting of Italian gas company Snam, the majority shareholder with an interest of 60%, together with Spain's Enaga's (20%) and Belgium's Fluxys (20%), confirmed that it had been awarded the tender arranged by the Greek Agency for privatization (TAIPED) for the purchase of a 66% stake in DESFA, the national operator in the natural gas infrastructure sector. TAIPED accepted an offer of 535 million euros for the stake. The closing of the transaction is expected in the second half of the year, following the required authorizations including antitrust clearance. A24-Cia (RADIOCOR) 19-04-18 17:51:22 (0635) 5 NNNN

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    Snam-led consortium wins Greek gas operator DESFA tender

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    Euro zone benchmark 10-year sovereign bond yields