A positive start to the week for Piazza Affari, driven by the performance of stocks in the energy sector and by banks. Among the former, which capitalized the rally in crude oil (+ 4.7% of Brent to 68.25 dollars a barrel), we point out the + 2.25% of Saipem, the + 1.91% of Tenaris and +1 , 71% of Eni. In the banking sector, on the other hand, UniCredit’s courtship (+ 1.95%) towards Banca Monte di Paschi di Siena (+ 0.27%) always holds the “bank”. “With reference to press reports that refer to a potential capital increase of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in the amount of 3 billion euros, the Bank – at the request of Consob – specifies that these are indiscretions that do not find any confirmation in initiatives activated by the Bank “, reads a press release issued by the Sienese institute. In the sector, Bper Banca (+ 2.14%), Banco Bpm (+ 1.73%) and Intesa Sanpaolo (+0, 72%). Overall, the first session of the eighth of the Ftse Mib closed at 26,046.03 points, + 0.49% compared to the previous figure. A day of recovery also for Moncler (+ 2.93%), top performer of the Ftse Mib after the sales triggered by the possibility that the Chinese authorities will increase the taxation on the wealthiest classes, while the worst title in the basket of blue chips was Enel ( -2.11%). As regards the government bond market, the spread between our 10-year BTPs and the corresponding German bonds rose by 2.4% to 106 basis points. (in collaboration with money.it).
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