ROME The ruling coalition is willing to keep Italy's public deficit below 2 percent of gross domestic product next year, a government source said, signalling a compromise that boosted the Italian bond market on Tuesday.
ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met his top ministers on Friday to try to overcome an impasse over the government's first budget between the ruling parties and the economy minister who is resisting their plans to boost spending.
ROME Italy's ruling parties want to spur economic growth by setting next year's budget deficit target at more than two percent of annual output, a level that clashes with European Union commitments and may boost the country's mammoth debt.
* Official says Italy should breach 2 pct/GDP deficit in
ROME Italy's ruling coalition of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far right League party will pay no regard towards ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's influential media empire, a 5-Star minister said on Tuesday.
ROME The largest party in Italy's governing coalition kept up pressure on Economy Minister Giovanni Tria on Thursday to boost spending in next year's budget, as EU authorities advised the country to cut its debt.
ROME The Italian government has told Autostrade's Chinese shareholder it would offer compensation should it decide to strip the toll-road operator of its motorway concession after last month's deadly bridge collapse in Genoa.
FRANKFURT/ROME Italy is unlikely to get one of its own appointed as the next head of Europe's banking watchdog, sources say, diminishing Rome's chances of retaining its influence over the European Central Bank once ECB chief Mario Draghi steps down next year.
ROME Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that it is not vital for Libya to vote this year, signalling doubts about a French-led push to hold elections in December to stabilise and unify the North African country.
LA MALBAIE, Quebec Italy's new anti-elite Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte played by the rules at the Group of Seven industrialized nations summit, leaving none of the club's members unhappy in his debut on the international stage in Canada.