LONDON (Reuters) -Sterling fell versus the euro on Monday and flattened against the dollar amid more post-Brexit tensions and persistent economic growth worries in Britain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday parliament could pass legislation this year to scrap some of the rules on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland that his government agreed in 2020 with the European Union. The legislation, which would unilaterally replace parts of that bilateral deal - known as the Northern Ireland protocol - is due to be sent back to parliament's lower house for a second reading.
Intesa had announced a 3.4 billion euro share buyback programme in February this year, as it expects to return more than 22 billion euros to investors by 2025. Intesa said the trimmed buyback programme will be launched in early July and expected to complete it by end-October. The decision on the remaining amount will be taken next year after the company's 2022 results are approved, Intesa added.
Weak economic data from Germany did not put pressure on EUR/USD.