French President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet may have started their affair in 2011, before his May 2012 election, Closer magazine said today without citing anyone. Gayet separately denied reports she was pregnant.
Fininvest SpA, the investment company of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was ordered to pay Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA more than 540 million euros ($770 million) by an Italian court. Fininvest said it will appeal.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
The minority shareholdings of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ’s Fininvest SpA and the Libyan state in a Paris-based film company have been unjustly made the focus of a political dispute, Quinta Communications founder Tarak Ben Ammar said. Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi ’s Aug. 30 visit to Rome is drawing fire from opposition politicians and rebel lawmakers who abandoned the premier’s party last month. Critics have characterized the meeting as a private business affair rather than a state visit.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Fininvest SpA may settle a legal case with the De Benedetti family’s Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA for between 300 million euros and 350 million euros, MF reported.