VARENNA, Italy Any increase in deficit spending that does not help boost structural economic growth could put Italy's debt on an unsustainable course, the head of the Bank of Italy said.
LONDON/MILAN Italian government bond yields rose on Friday after local media reported on tensions within the ruling coalition and a newspaper interview with a lawmaker raised more concerns about Rome's commitment to the euro.
MILAN Italian banking services provider Nexi sees a future market listing as a likely outcome, although this will not happen in the immediate future, its chief financial officer said on Monday.
MILAN Salvatore Ferragamo will take the time needed to find a new chief executive to help turnaround the Italian shoemaker, its chairman said on Thursday, ruling out a sale of the company.
MILAN The economic promises from all Italy's main parties rely on overly optimistic assumptions about inflation and interest rates, a former government spending adviser who is being courted by various parties said on Tuesday.
MILAN Italy is considering blocking the proposed sale of Piaggio Aerospace's executive-jet business to a Chinese state-backed consortium, amid concerns over the transfer of sensitive technology and potential loss of jobs, a source familiar with the matter said.
MILAN The Italian government faces a paper loss of more than 30 percent on its 3.85 billion euros ($4.54 billion) rescue of troubled lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena , according to grey-market trading in the bank's new shares.
MARANELLO, Italy Germany reassured Italy on Wednesday that Europe would help the country after last week's deadly earthquake, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying solutions could be found to overcome budget restrictions.
MARANELLO, Italy, Aug 31 Italy will seek budget
flexibility from the European Union if necessary to help it fund
a multi-year plan to boost the country's defences against
earthquakes, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday.
ROME/MILAN When Parmesan prices proved too volatile for Italy's strained banks a dairy cooperative near Bologna came up with a novel solution to its funding needs, bonds backed by wheels of cheese.