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European car sales rise, helped by Spanish subsidies

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FRANKFURT - Car sales in Europe rose in August but analysts and executives pointed to a heavy reliance on government incentives in Spain and a fall in sales in big markets Germany, France and Italy as signs a European recovery may be faltering.

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Trade enjoys broad global support despite doubt on jobs: poll 16 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Eight in ten people worldwide see benefits in growing trade but only around half believe it creates jobs and raises wages, with big pockets of scepticism in major advanced economies like Italy, the United States, France and Japan, a poll showed on Tuesday.

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Italy's Renzi pushing labour reform, but scepticism growing 16 Sep 2014

ROME - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he would force through changes to Italy's labour laws with special emergency measures if parliament dragged its feet, and rejected criticism his government was moving too slowly with its reform agenda.

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Italy employers slash GDP forecasts, hike deficit, debt 16 Sep 2014

ROME - Italy's economy will shrink in 2014 for a third year running, while the public debt will continue to rise, employers' association Confindustria said on Tuesday.

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OECD's Italy forecasts make chilling reading for Renzi 15 Sep 2014

ROME - When Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took power in February by ousting his predecessor Enrico Letta in an internal party coup, he was expecting to benefit from a strengthening economic recovery.

India allows sick Italian marine home for treatment 12 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - India's top court on Friday granted permission for an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges to return home for four months for medical treatment.

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UniCredit likely to choose talks partner for Pioneer on Friday - source 12 Sep 2014

MILAN - Italian lender Unicredit is likely to choose a partner for exclusive talks to buy a stake of up to 50 percent in its asset management division Pioneer on Friday, a source familiar with the matter said.

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EU regulators clear BSkyB's $9 billion German, Italian pay-TV deals 11 Sep 2014

BRUSSELS - European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe.

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ECB can't ignore long-term inflation risks, Praet tells paper 11 Sep 2014

MILAN - A run of weaker-than-expected inflation in the euro zone represents a risk to the European Central Bank's long-term inflation expectations, Executive Board member Peter Praet told an Italian newspaper on Thursday.

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Ferrari chairman quits to leave Fiat's Marchionne in driving seat 10 Sep 2014

MARANELLO Italy - Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari, is quitting to be replaced by the boss of parent group Fiat after the two men clashed over strategy and the Formula One team's poor results.

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Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

KIEV - Ukraine's prime minister told the defence ministry on Wednesday to ensure that government forces were on full battle alert despite a 12-day ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists.