Ten Italian Stocks Offer Potential Investment Opportunities

The Italian equity market is one of the hardest hit markets in the world this year due to the European debt crisis and Italy’s own fiscal crisis that came to the forefront of investors’ attention this week. The FTSE MIB, Itlay’s benchmark equity index is down well over 20% YTD. However with the current Prime …

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Intesa Sanpaolo: An Italian Bank Worth a Look

Italian bank stocks fell heavily on Friday.Trading in some banks was suspended due to high volatility in the Milan Stock Exchange. From Italian Banks Sidestep Debt Crisis, Not Vice Versa in The Wall Street Journal: MILAN—With virtually no exposure to Greece and other peripheral euro-zone countries, Italian banks have seemed relatively immune to Europe’s debt …

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The 10 Most Profitable Italian Companies

The 10 most profitable publicly-listed Italian companies that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below: Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil) 1 ENEL Utilities 91.87 7.74 2 ENI Oil & Gas Operations 121.01 6.27 3 UniCredit Group Banking 92.17 5.59 4 Intesa Sanpaolo Banking 50.71 3.56 5 Telecom Italia …

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