ROME Italy's constitutional court rejected on Wednesday various appeals against a reform of large cooperative banks in a decision which should save the lenders from a wave of compensation claims from former shareholders.
PARIS France's chic department store Galeries Lafayette is betting on an art foundation and an Italian gourmet food hall in Paris to help differentiate its brand from bricks-and-mortar rivals and e-commerce competitors.
Italian payment services group SIA said an initial public offering (IPO) was not part of its agenda at the moment, adding the company was aiming at growing both organically and through acquisitions in 2018.
LONDON Italy's borrowing costs continue to slide even though many big investors are singling it out as the euro zone member most vulnerable to a withdrawal of European Central Bank stimulus.
ROME Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wants the centre-right to team up with the 5-Star Movement to form a government with a pre-determined agenda, La Repubblica newspaper reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had made final findings in dumping and subsidy investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod sold in U.S. markets from Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and Britain.
MILAN Atlantia has no plans to buy all of Spanish telecom towers group Cellnex which is controlled by its bid target Abertis, the Italian firm's chief executive Giovanni Castellucci has said.
ROME Italian authorities seized a charity's ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libya's coastguard take them back to North Africa, the aid group said.
ROME, March 19 Italian industrial output fell much more than expected in January after three straight monthly rises, data showed on Monday, getting the new year off to an uncertain start.
TUNIS The European Union wants to rapidly expand training of Libyan coastguards to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at sea, an EU naval mission said on Thursday, signalling a renewed push to support a force struggling to patrol its own coasts. | Video
SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information. | Video