PARIS - An emergency summit on employment that EU leaders were slated to hold in early October has been postponed, a French government spokesman said on Wednesday, although Italian officials said they expected the meeting to go ahead.
ROME - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's promised overhaul of Italian labour law began to take shape on Wednesday with proposals for more flexible job protection rules to encourage companies to take on more workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional coalition.