The following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). EUROPEAN BANKS Benelux governments rescued Fortis with 11.
Luxury brands appear so far to be weathering much of the current credit crunch but with consumers becoming more cautious designers are sticking with simple go-anywhere clothes and counting on accessories to tempt buyers.
The emerging markets miracle will not be enough to prevent 2008 from being the year the Swiss watchmaking industry will suffer its first significant slowdown in half a decade. And 2009 is not looking any better.