Italy's third-largest bank in race to find 1bn euros
26 June 2012 Last updated at 10:55 BST
Italy's third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, needs to find 1bn euros.
A delayed meeting of the bank's board is due to approve a new business plan.
MPS urgently needs 1bn (£0.8bn) euros to fill a capital shortfall.
Nigel Cassidy reports.