(AGI) Milan, Nov. 17 - Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Sienais keeping all its options open for the future, it announced onMonday. "All strategic options will be taken intoconsideration," said CEO Fabrizio Viola, including thepossibility of merging with a foreign bank. "Both consultants[UBS and Citigroup] are working on this, and as soon as we havesomething more specific to announce, we will do just that.There is no timeline, and it's too soon to make predictions,"he said while attending a conference organised by law firmClifford Chance. . .