ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte emerged stronger from this week's deal ousting the Benetton family from its control of Italy's lucrative motorways, but his victory over one of the country's most powerful financial dynasties may carry a price.
ROME The number of babies born in Italy hit a new record low in 2019, the population shrank and more Italians moved abroad, national statistics office ISTAT said on Monday.
ROME Industrial output in Italy rebounded much more strongly than expected in May after collapsing in the previous two months due to a coronavirus lockdown, data showed on Friday, and the economy minister forecast further gains in June and July.
* Decree will be basis of Italy's Recovery Plan to seek EU
ROME The Italian government approved a package of measures on Tuesday aimed at cutting the complicated red tape that has long been blamed for crimping growth in the euro zone's third-largest economy.
ROME Poor Italians are significantly more likely to die of the coronavirus than higher-income groups, the country's first significant study into the disease's disproportionate social impact showed on Friday.
ROME Italy's economy shrank 5.3% in the first quarter from the previous three months, national statistics bureau ISTAT said on Friday, the steepest drop in gross domestic product since the current series began in 1995.
ROME Morale amongst Italian businesses and consumers plunged to multi-year lows in May, data showed on Thursday, as sentiment was shattered by the coronavirus epidemic and government-imposed restrictions to try to curb it.
LONDON As Italy's already massive public debt soars further due to the coronavirus crisis, its authorities are calling on ordinary citizens to help fund recovery efforts. The plan could aid immediate financing needs but will do little to allay eventual default risks.
ROME The European Commission on Thursday proposed scrapping the usual conditions for countries using the euro zone's bailout fund as they try to revive their economies hit by the coronavirus epidemic.