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Francesca Landini

Battle of the biscuits as Ferrero aims to take a bite out of Barilla

03 Dec 2019

MILAN In the red corner is Italy's reigning cookie champion, Barilla's Gocciola. Across the ring in the blue corner is the challenger, Ferrero's Nutella Biscuit. Fight!

Alitalia to receive additional taxpayers' money after rescuers backtrack - sources

25 Nov 2019

MILAN, Nov 25 The Italian government will lend additional money to carrier Alitalia to keep it afloat after a group of potential rescuers backtracked last week, two sources close to the matter said.

Alitalia rescue plan hits the skids, Delta still interested in 10%

20 Nov 2019

MILAN An Alitalia rescue plan ran into trouble on Wednesday when its main sponsor, railway group Ferrovie dello Stato, said conditions were not in place to set up an investor consortium to save the struggling Italian carrier.

Atlantia under pressure from new worries over bridge collapse probes

20 Nov 2019

MILAN Atlantia's tollroad unit defended its risk management on Wednesday after a newspaper reported police had seized documents suggesting that concerns over the safety of a bridge in Genoa that collapsed last year had been raised as early as 2014.

Italian airline Alitalia's rescue in doubt as Atlantia backtracks

19 Nov 2019

MILAN Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said on Tuesday it was not ready to join a consortium led by Italian railway group Ferrovie dello Stato to rescue loss-making carrier Alitalia, casting a shadow on the entire project.

Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

18 Nov 2019

VENICE Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872. | Video

Atlantia scraps interim payout as concession fears linger

08 Nov 2019

MILAN Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said it would not pay an interim dividend on Friday in a blow to investors concerned that its motorway business might lose its concession after a deadly bridge collapse in Genoa last year.

Alitalia administrators neutral on Delta, Lufthansa offers

06 Nov 2019

MILAN Alitalia's administrators said they had no preferred option between Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa , the two groups talking with rail operator Ferrovie dello Stato about a rescue for the troubled Italian carrier.

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