Edition:
United Kingdom

Giuseppe Fonte

Italy's Salvini defends F-35 orders as necessary for country

14 Mar 2019

ROME Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday defended the country's plans to buy 90 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, following recent media reports suggesting that the order would be slashed back.

Italy's Salvini defends F-35 orders as necessary for country

14 Mar 2019

ROME, March 14 Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday defended the country's plans to buy 90 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, following recent media reports suggesting that the order would be slashed back.

Italy to approve new bad loan guarantee scheme by Tuesday: sources

13 Mar 2019

ROME Italy will approve a decree in the next few days to renew a state-backed guarantee scheme designed to help banks offload bad loans, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Italy coalition chiefs clash as rail-link row escalates

08 Mar 2019

ROME A dispute in Italy's coalition over the future of a high-speed rail link with France escalated suddenly on Thursday and raised the risk of a government collapse, with one party chief accusing his partner of acting irresponsibly. | Video

No light at end of tunnel in Italy rail link dispute

08 Mar 2019

ROME Italy's ruling coalition made no progress on Friday in defusing a dispute over a high-speed rail link to France that threatens the government's future, ahead of a looming deadline when tenders for the infrastructure are due to be launched.

Italy mulls preliminary Belt and Road deal with China

06 Mar 2019

ROME Italy is negotiating a preliminary deal to become a part of China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost trade, a government official said on Wednesday, in a move that could upset the United States.

Italian party proposes nationalising central bank for minimal cost

21 Feb 2019

ROME, Feb 21 Italy's far-right Brothers of Italy party has presented a bill in parliament calling for the nationalisation of the Bank of Italy, putting its value at a tiny fraction of its official share capital.

Investors lose interest in Italy's malls as Sunday shopping curbs loom

19 Feb 2019

MILAN/ROME, Feb 19 Three deals to sell shopping malls in Italy have been scrapped or put on hold as a plan by the coalition to restrict Sunday trading raises questions about the value of the properties involved, three sources close to the matter said.

UPDATE 1-Tria says Italy not in "real" recession, sees no need for mini-budget

07 Feb 2019

ROME, Feb 7 Economy Minister Giovanni Tria on Thursday played down Italy's economic difficulties, saying growth had stalled, partly due to temporary factors, but it was wrong to say the country was in a recession.

UPDATE 4-Italy cabinet nominates EU Minister Savona as market watchdog chief

05 Feb 2019

* Nomination faces legal hurdles, is challenged by opposition (Adds Salvini, details, background)

World News