A potential 1.4 billion euro
($1.6 billion) capital shortfall at Banca Popolare di Bari is a
base assumption which must be confirmed by an analysis of the
ailing Italian bank's assets and risks, one its temporary
administrators said on Wednesday.
Leading members of Italy's ruling
5-Star Movement have called for Atlantia's motorways
unit to be stripped of its concession following the deadly 2018
collapse of a bridge it operated in the northern city of Genoa.
Saudi Aramco shares hit a new low
on Wednesday after Iran launched missiles against U.S. bases in
Iraq, but Gulf debt markets were stable as some had feared
stronger action in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian
Mexico's President Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday his government was not
contemplating reopening oil and gas auctions this year, ending
hopes his left-leaning government will soon spur private
investment in the energy sector.
The United States on Wednesday
imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban
Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in
Washington's latest move to pressure the country's politicians
to form a unity government.
Gold and oil prices retreated
and equity markets rose on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald
Trump said Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not
harmed U.S. troops and damage was minimal, showing Tehran wanted
to de-escalate a standoff in the Middle East.
Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has
been summoned for questioning by a Lebanese public prosecutor
over an Interpol notice issued by Japan calling for his arrest
on financial misconduct charges after he fled last month ahead
of his trial.