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Uncertainty reigns in final polls ahead of Italy election


ROME Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right bloc has a clear lead ahead of Italy's parliamentary election on March 4 but is unlikely to win a working majority, a batch of final opinion polls showed on Friday, pointing to possible political deadlock.


Eni holds out promise of richer returns as profits soar 16 Feb 2018

MILAN Italian oil company Eni on Friday held out the promise of stronger returns for shareholders after its profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter and production hit a record high.


Vivendi-Mediaset agreement unlikely before Italy's March 4 vote - source 16 Feb 2018

PARIS/MILAN An out-of-court agreement between French media group Vivendi and Italian broadcasting company Mediaset over a pay-TV dispute is unlikely to be reached before Italy's March 4 general elections, said a source close to the matter.


Italy heading for post-election deal, but don't tell the voters 16 Feb 2018

ROME Italy's election is just two weeks away and political rivals insist they will not strike a deal to form a government in the case of a hung parliament, which the final polls suggest will be the most likely result.


Italy's Lavazza not planning stock market listing 15 Feb 2018

VERONA, Italy Italy's largest coffee group Lavazza does not plan to go public for the time being and is still busy integrating the four companies bought in the last three years, its vice president said.


Italy's Berlusconi takes credit for ending the Cold War 15 Feb 2018

ROME Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has made many claims in the course of Italy's rough-and-tumble election campaign, and on Thursday he added another: he was the key architect behind the end of the Cold War.


Italy's election pledges are a debt time bomb, economists warn 15 Feb 2018

ROME "Every promise is debt - think about it," screams the message below a huge, ticking "debt clock" that greets passengers at the main train stations in Rome and Milan.

Italy's Creval prices 700 million euro new share issue 14 Feb 2018

MILAN Mid-sized lender Creval will offer new shares at 0.10 euros each from Monday, in a 700 million euro (621.89 million pounds) offer that will test investor demand for Italian banks ahead of a general election.


Italy's Moncler turns on speed to tackle fickle fashion 14 Feb 2018

MILAN Italian luxury coat and knitwear maker Moncler said on Wednesday it will tailor the pace of its collections to younger and more fickle customers with a speedier strategy.

Italy fourth-quarter GDP rises 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, slightly below forecasts 14 Feb 2018

ROME, Feb 14 Italy's economy grew slightly less than expected in the fourth quarter of last year, but over the whole year growth still posted its firmest rise since 2010, preliminary data showed on Wednesday.


U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. | Video