By Emese Bartha

Italy has hired banks for a new 15-year fixed-rate government bond, which it plans to launch in the near future, subject to market conditions, the Italian Treasury said Tuesday.

The BTP will mature Sept. 1, 2033. The launch has been anticipated by analysts and is viewed as likely to be this week.

The lead managers of the transaction are Banca IMI S.p.A, Barclays Bank PLC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank N.V. and Royal Bank of Scotland PLC's NatWest Markets.

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January 17, 2017 11:22 ET (16:22 GMT)

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