Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman buys 1,300-store chain from its private equity owner Carlyle.
The bank says it expects to make a further announcement on fund-raising plans to safeguard its future.
Rome will spend at least 5.2bn euros to rescue Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca.
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The governor of the Bank of England and the chancellor are laying out a similar story - they want a "smooth" Brexit process with close economic relations with the EU.