Italian government is scheduled to discuss today the fate of its national carrier following the withdrawal of all previously committed and potential bidders from the privatization process (ATWOnline, July 19). Liquidation is among the options, Economy and Finance Minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa told Corriere della Sera. "Aside from the sale, there is only liquidation," he said, adding that AZ is "a loss-making company, in which the government can't inject any more cash." He said the ...

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