Anyone hearing about issues at Unibank in Italy?
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Kevin wrote:
> If you mean Unicredito (UCG IM), yesterday there was talk they were to call an
> EGM, with a rumor that the CEO Profumo was to resign and talk the bank was
> suffering from liquidity issues. They subsequently announced some real estate
> sales improving their tier 1 capital ratio. At the same time Italy suspended
> short sales. Today I see they are looking to raise euro 2.3bn, through the
> sales senior bonds, aimed at retail investors.
> Having been regarded as one of Europes strongest banks, market has been
> concerned that Profumo has persistently claimed they have no balance sheet
> problems, despite worsening financial environment.
> Senior cds is trading at 140bp (5yr), it was 80/90 on sept 25th.
Thanks, heard they are very big and having issues.
US market action seems to be spreading to the eurozone where it can do a lot more damage than it’s doing here.