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Monte Paschi Rescue On The Rocks: Regulators Now "Expect Bank To Ask Italy For Bailout"

Ever since two months ago, when Italy's third largest bank - and the world's oldest - Sienna's Monte dei Paschi, failed Europe's latest stress test, it had scrambled, and assured markets, that it would obtain a private sector cash injection, aka bailout, amounting to roughly €5 billion in fresh capital, there was significant speculation in the Italian press that the capital raise was not going well as third party investors were uncomfortable to allocate funds to a bank whose history of failure and unprecedented bad NPL book remained a daunting obstacle.
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