How Italian banks built new foundations

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Peter Koh
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Rarely has a country’s banking system experienced such an overhaul in such a short space of time as Italy’s has over the past 12 months. The urge to merge has made banks team up with local rivals to avoid being gobbled up by a foreign competitor. The foundation ownership system set up in the 1990s is losing its grip. Peter Koh reports from Milan and Rome.