UPDATE 1-EU lifts ban on eight banks barred from bond sales

(Updates with context, UniCredit) BRUSSELS, June 18 (Reuters) – Eight banks previously excluded from syndicated debt sales backing the European Commission’s up to 800-billion-euro ($950.7 billion) COVID-19 recovery fund will be allowed to take part in future issues, the EU executive said on Friday. 

EXCLUSIVE-Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end -sources

(Adds European Commission declines comment, Google did not immediately respond to request for comment) By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, June 18 (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are set to open another front against Alphabet unit Google by launching a formal investigation into its digital advertising practices, said people familiar with the matter, with the move likely to come before the end of the year.