Italy Monte dei Paschi

January 25, 2013 - 1:32 PM
Five Stars movement leader Beppe Grillo arrives in Siena, Italy, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, to participate in a meeting of shareholders of embattled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena, who lining up to question managers about a scandal involving potential trading losses that had reportedly been concealed. The world's oldest running bank convened shareholders Friday in Siena to approve capital increases as a condition to receive up to €3.9 billion ($5.22 billion) in state aid. The scandal over the trades caused shares to plunge this week and became a flashpoint in the campaign for national elections. (AP Photo/Riccardo Sanesi, Lapresse) ITALY OUT