(ANSA) - Davos, Switzerland, January 24 - The upcoming
European Central bank stress tests could trigger mergers among
Italian banks, according to Italian Central Bank Governor
Vincenzo Visco in an interview with Reuters Television at the
World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Visco added the central bank he heads will pursue a
hands-off approach in relation to possible mergers and
acquisitions in the banking sector.
The Bank of Italy does not intend to "draw a map of the
mergers or decide how the market should act," he said.