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Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

18 Aug 2019

ROME/LUCCA Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition.

Struggling fashion group Roberto Cavalli to seek deal with creditors

29 Mar 2019

FLORENCE/MILAN Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, which has posted a string of losses in recent years, will seek a deal with its creditors to keep the business running while it finds a new investor, the company said on Friday.

Italians come before ratings agencies, deputy PM says

02 Sep 2018

MARINA DI PIETRASANTA, Italy Italy's populist government will make a "historic choice" between what citizens need and what ratings agencies say should be done, the deputy prime minister said on Sunday, responding to Fitch's cutting the outlook on Italian debt.

Italy talks of big deficit amid weak economic data

31 Aug 2018

ROME/MARINA DI PIETRASANTA, Italy Italy's populist government could break European Union fiscal rules next year with a big-spending budget, a cabinet official said on Friday, despite Brussels calling for a "prudent" spending plan and new data showing feeble economic growth.

Italy's League wants to keep Monte dei Paschi in public hands

17 May 2018

FLORENCE/MILAN, Italy State-controlled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena will remain in public hands and planned branch closures will be rolled back if Italy's League forms a new government, its economic spokesman said.

Born in a dishwasher drawer, an Italian spin on currency mining

03 May 2018

FLORENCE, Italy Two Italian entrepreneurs are raising up to 20 million euros ($25 million) as they try to carve out a new niche in crypto-currency mining - a dream that began in a dishwasher drawer.

Migrants protest angrily in Florence after Italian kills street vendor

06 Mar 2018

FLORENCE, Italy African immigrants and Italians protested in Florence for a second day on Tuesday, chanting "no more racism" and criticising the anti-immigrant League party for stoking racial tensions after an Italian man shot dead a Senegalese street vendor. | Video

Tuscan rivals in Italy vote spar over centre-right currency plan

22 Feb 2018

SIENA, Italy A proposal by a centre-right coalition, leading polls ahead of a March 4 election, to issue small-denomination sovereign bonds would damage public accounts and curb economic growth, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday.

Italy's Northern League chief attacks euro, says preparing exit

08 Feb 2018

FLORENCE, Italy The leader of Italy's right-wing Northern League said on Wednesday his party was preparing the ground to leave the euro zone and called the euro a "German currency" which had damaged Italy's economy.

Italy breaks up Chinese crime ring involved in drugs, prostitution

18 Jan 2018

FLORENCE, Italy Italy ordered the arrest of 33 people on Thursday on suspicion of running a Chinese mafia group involved in gambling, prostitution and drugs, and which dominated the transport of Chinese goods across Europe.

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