Italy - Factors to watch on February 18
The following factors could affect Italian markets on Wednesday.
Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).
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Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by telephone on Tuesday as Greece seeks the support of European partners to extend a loan agreement. * ECONOMY
Italy's intention to set up a "bad bank" to mop up problematic debts and revive lending to the economy is a "very good idea", Ignazio Angeloni, a supervisory committee member of the European Central Bank, was quoted saying by Italian daily la Repubblica on Wednesday.