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Silvia Aloisi

World's luxury brands count costs of Hong Kong protests

02 Oct 2019

HONG KONG/PARIS/MILAN Global luxury brands from Prada to Cartier are counting the cost to their businesses of four months of unrest in Hong Kong that has kept tourists away and forced shops to shut, with upcoming results set to reveal the damage.

Salvini's quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

12 Aug 2019

MILAN League chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday, with both his former 5-Star ally and the centre-left opposition seeking to put the brakes on. | Video

Salvini's quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

11 Aug 2019

* Summons his lawmakers back to Rome on Monday despite holiday

Italy not thinking about leaving euro - Salvini

10 Aug 2019

MILAN The leader of Italy's League Matteo Salvini, who this week pulled the plug on his own governing coalition and called for a snap election, said on Saturday leaving the euro was not an option on the table.

Italy's Monte Paschi speeds up bad loan sales

01 Aug 2019

MILAN Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena , majority owned by the state after a 2017 bailout, said on Thursday it was speeding up sales of bad loans to clean up its balance sheet.

Italian judge rejects request to drop case against former Monte Paschi executives

29 Jul 2019

MILAN An Italian judge has rejected a request by prosecutors to shelve a false accounting case against former executives at bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena , which had to be bailed out by the state.

Boxing with giants: Italy's packing robots are not just cardboard cutouts

05 Jul 2019

(This June 28 story corrects Romaco's nationality to German, not Italian, in paragraph 17.) | Video

Italy says it won't seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis

03 Jun 2019

ROME The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew.

Italy promises to obey EU fiscal rules as debt rises

01 Jun 2019

ROME Italy has vowed to respect the European Union's fiscal rules in its next budget despite deteriorating public finances and a pledge by the anti-austerity government for swingeing tax cuts.

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