Italy - Factors to watch on June 4



The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday.

Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).

For a complete list of diary events in Italy please click on IT/DIA .

GENERAL

Italy reported 59 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 62 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 1,968 from 2,897.

ECONOMY

Italy, Fitch rating agency scheduled reviews of sovereign debt rating.

ISTAT releases prospects for the Italian economy in 2021-2022 (0800 GMT).

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco gives speech at "Green Swan 2021 Global Virtual Conference" (1300 GMT).

DEBT

Treasury announces sale of 12-month BOT bills, with relative amounts to be auctioned on June 9.

COMPANIES

GENERALI GASI.MI , INTESA SANPAOLO ISP.MI

Italy's biggest insurer has submitted a non-binding offer for the asset management arm of Dutch insurer NN Group, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. The asset could be worth around 1.5 billion euros ($1.82 billion), one of the sources said.

Italy's largest bank has also made a non-binding offer for NN Group, a source close to the matter said adding the Italian lender was one of a series of bidders.

(*) Deutsche Bank's DBKGn.DE asset manager DWS, UBS UBSG.S , Allianz ALVG.DE and other international groups have expressed interest in NN Group, La Stampa reported.

GENERALI

Following Generali's takover offer for smaller domestic rival Cattolica CASS.MI , Fitch affirmed its 'A-' Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook remain stable.

(*) MONTE DEI PASCHI BMPS.MI

The board has rejected a proposal by Chief Executive Guido Bastianini to review a distribution agreement with asset manager Anima ANIM.MI , extending it for a further 15 years and making it exclusive, Il Messaggero said. The board's decision came as Italy's Treasury, the lender's largest shareholder, wants to avoid influencing the bank's ongoing sale process, the report said.

(*) TELECOM ITALIA (TIM) TLIT.MI

French telecoms group Iliad could sign a deal with Fibercop - a vehicle controlled by TIM which runs the group's secondary network in Italy, from street cabinets to homes - for its planned broadband launch in the country, daily Il Sole 24 ore said. Talks are ongoing, the report said, adding Iliad could co-invest with Fibercop as part of a possible deal.

(*) MEDIASET MS.MI

The European Commission is set to launch an infringement procedure against Italy over a media law potentially curbing Vivendi's interests in the country, daily la Repubblica reported on Friday.

(*) SAIPEM SPMI.MI

The Italian energy service group said on Friday it signed a deal to buy Naval Energies' floating wind business.

ATLANTIA ATL.MI (*) The infrastructure group is close to completing the sale of its 17.5% stake in Lusoponte, a Portuguese company running two bridges in Lisbon, as part of its strategy to divest from non-core assets, Il Sole 24 ore reported.

Atlantia said on Thursday that last week traffic on its Italian motorways grew 68% year on year, while passenger traffic at Rome airports it runs grew 488% compared to the previous year.

(*) EXOR EXOR.MI

The holding company of Italy's Agnelli family, along with Israel's 7-Industries, has raised its stake in Danish robot maker of oil industry Welltec to 95%, MF said.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SFER.MI

The luxury group announced on Thursday ongoing exclusive negotiations with Interparfums IPAR.PA to manage the worldwide license of Ferragamo brand perfumes.

DIASORIN DIAS.MI

FDA said Diasorin Liason SARS-CoV-2 TrimericS IgG test was acceptable for use in manufacture of COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

(*) THE ITALIAN SEA GROUP

The Luxury yacht maker said on Friday it would start trading on the Milan Bourse on Tuesday at the price of 4.90 euros per share.

GISMONDI 1754 GISM.MI

The group completed in the last weeks of May two tailor-made 'special sales' worth a total of 674,000 euros.

CARRARO CARRA.MI

Fly Srl ends total voluntary takeover offer on Carraro ordinary shares.

DIARY

Trento, annual economic conference 'Festival Economia 2021' on "The return of the State. Business, communities and institutions" continues; ends on June 6. Expected attendees on Friday include Bank of Italy representative Raffaela Giordano, European Bank for Recostruction and Development (BERS) Chief Economist Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, Bank of Italy representative Magda Bianco, Public Administration Minister Renato Brunetta, Infrastructure Minister Enrico Giovannini, Intesa Sanpaolo ISP.MI Chairman Gian Maria Gros-Pietro.

Rome, Chamber of Deputies holds general discussion on 'Reopenings' decree (0730 GMT).

Bormio, The European House Ambrosetti starts 5th forum "The Roadmap of the future for Food & Beverage: what developments and challenges for the coming years" (1030 GMT); ends on June 5. Expected attendees include Italian Olympic Games Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malago, Carrefour CARR.PA Italian nunit CEO Christophe Rabatel, Conad CEO Francesco Pugliese.

For Italian market data and news, click on codes in brackets:

20 biggest gainers (in percentage)............ .PG.MI

20 biggest losers (in percentage)............. .PL.MI

FTSE IT allshare index .FTITLMS

FTSE Mib index........ .FTMIB

FTSE Allstars index... .FTSTAR

FTSE Mid Cap index.... .FTITMC

Block trades.......... .BLK.MI

Stories on Italy...... IT-LEN

For pan-European market data and news, click on codes in brackets: European Equities speed guide................... EUR/EQUITY FTSEurofirst 300 index.............................. .FTEU3 DJ STOXX index...................................... .STOXX Top 10 STOXX sectors........................... .PGL.STOXXS Top 10 EUROSTOXX sectors...................... .PGL.STOXXES Top 10 Eurofirst 300 sectors................... .PGL.FTEU3S Top 25 European pct gainers....................... .PG.PEUR Top 25 European pct losers........................ .PL.PEUR Main stock markets: Dow Jones............... .DJI Wall Street report ..... Nikkei 225............. .N225 Tokyo report............ FTSE 100............... .FTSE London report........... Xetra DAX............. .GDAXI Frankfurt market stories CAC-40................. .FCHI Paris market stories... World Indices..................................... 0#.INDEX Reuters survey of world bourse outlook......... EQUITYPOLL1 Western European IPO diary.......................... WEUIPO European Asset Allocation........................ Reuters News at a Glance: Equities............... Main currency report:...............................

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