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    1. August 25, 2014

      Italy loses enthusiasm for privatisations

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s media-savvy prime minister, sent out a Twitter message on Monday that he was back at his desk after...

    2. May 8, 2014

      Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

      Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

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    1. May 5, 2014

      Italy set to launch privatisation drive with Fincantieri listing

      Italian state-owned shipbuilder Fincantieri will apply to list in Milan as early as Tuesday, firing the starting gun for...

    2. April 8, 2014

      Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

      Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

    3. February 24, 2014

      Italy’s Matteo Renzi fails to please allies on debut in senate

      Matteo Renzi has made his debut in parliament as Italy’s youngest ever prime minister, delivering a speech that was long on...

    4. February 21, 2014

      WhatsApp with world markets?

      After a miserable start to the decade, investors have clearly decided it is time to party again. Confidence is rising: an...

    5. February 20, 2014

      Renzi’s takeover fuels doubts and conspiracies in Italy

      As the brash and innovative “scrapper” who acquired the mantle of Italy’s most popular politician by setting him against the...

    6. The World

      February 20, 2014

      Matteo Renzi should look to Mexico for inspiration

      (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) Whenever any centre-left leader comes to power in Europe, there are always questions over...

    7. February 19, 2014

      Italy: Matteo Renzi says coalition government nearly ready

      Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democrats, says he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend after...

    8. February 17, 2014

      Things Italians worry about – or not

      Things Italian investors should care about: the country’s bond yield is the lowest it has been in eight years, and its...

    9. February 17, 2014

      Matteo Renzi sets out plans for first 100 days

      Matteo Renzi laid out an ambitious reform agenda for his first 100 days in office as he sought to form Italy’s next...

    10. February 16, 2014

      Matteo Renzi set for mandate to lead Italy’s next government

      Matteo Renzi will on Monday be formally handed the job of forming Italy’s fourth government in just over two years with the...

    11. February 16, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government

      Efforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo...

    12. February 14, 2014

      Renzi takes a risky shortcut

      The eurozone is slowly emerging from its sovereign debt crisis but the situation in Italy – the bloc’s third-largest economy...

    13. February 14, 2014

      Italy’s Matteo Renzi prepares for power

      Italy’s fourth government in just over two years is taking shape as Matteo Renzi prepares to become the recession-hit...

    14. February 14, 2014

      Italy’s prime minister Letta resigns

      Italy’s sacked prime minister Enrico Letta has submitted his resignation to Giorgio Napolitano, head of state, setting in...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 14, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How Scotland really lost sterling union: Currency union without political union in...

    16. The World

      February 14, 2014

      Does Renzi owe his job to Draghi?

      (EPA) Do last week’s German constitutional court ruling lambasting – but failing to overturn – the ECB’s crisis-fighting...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 14, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: “Asian stocks outside Japan rose and silver headed for its longest streak of gains since March 2008. The yen...

    18. February 13, 2014

      Italy’s young tycoons embrace Matteo Renzi as a can-do chief

      The muted reaction of Italy’s stock market to the prospect of another round of political upheaval reflects a growing...

    19. February 13, 2014

      Renzi faces battle to reform Italy

      On his way to becoming Italy’s youngest ever prime minister at the age of 39, Matteo Renzi is set to take over a weak...

    20. February 13, 2014

      Italy’s prime minister to resign

    21. February 13, 2014

      Letta to stand down as Italy’s PM after party backs Renzi

      Italy’s ruling Democratic party has sacked Enrico Letta as prime minister, placing the debt-crippled country in the hands of...

    22. February 12, 2014

      Weakened Italy awaits ‘demolition man’ Renzi

      Enrico Letta, the Italian prime minister fighting for his survival, landed in office by accident less than 10 months ago,...

    23. February 12, 2014

      Italy’s PM battles to save premiership

      Italy’s prime minister was struggling for survival at the head of his 10-month-old coalition government on Wednesday in a...

    24. February 11, 2014

      Italian power struggle could lead to Matteo Renzi takeover

      An old-fashioned power struggle between Enrico Letta, an Italian prime minister heading a fragile coalition, and Matteo...

    25. February 5, 2014

      The reform split in southern Europe

      Almost four years since the start of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, the debate on the effectiveness of the eurozone...

    26. January 26, 2014

      Renzi faces a hard road but he is Italy’s best hope

      There was a moment last week when Matteo Renzi looked the part of an Italian prime minister. The new leader of the...

    27. January 23, 2014

      Italy speeds up privatisation with sale of postal operator

      Italy’s coalition government says it is going ahead with a 40 per cent sale of state-owned postal services operator Poste...

    28. January 21, 2014

      Italian politics turned on its head with Renzi- Berlusconi pact

      The rising star of Italian politics got a vital assist from a fading Silvio Berlusconi to hatch a sweeping reform package...

    29. January 20, 2014

      Italy’s centre-left approves sweeping political reforms

      Matteo Renzi, leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party, has laid out his plan for sweeping reforms of the electoral...

    30. January 14, 2014

      Matteo Renzi’s jobs plan faces political quagmire in Italy

      Data Lab: Charting Italy’s labour market For many Italians leaving education and facing a youth unemployment rate that has...

    31. January 14, 2014

      Enel and Mexico sign energy deal

      Enel of Italy has signed the first energy deal with Mexico since a landmark reform last month to open up the country’s...

    32. January 7, 2014

      UK bus company Terravision battles bankruptcy case in Italy

      “Destination Italy” is the slogan coined by Prime Minister Enrico Letta to attract foreign investment. For Terravision, a UK...

    33. December 23, 2013

      Italy’s economy out of ‘emergency room’, says PM

      Italy is out of the “emergency room” and benefiting from a “stability dividend” that has reduced costs of funding its...

    34. December 19, 2013

      Italy’s return to growth will be slow, business group warns

      Italy has emerged from its longest postwar recession but the return to growth will be “slow and difficult”, weighed down by...

    35. December 13, 2013

      Italy to abolish state funding of political parties

      Italy’s coalition government has agreed to abolish state funding of political parties as it responds to increasing public...

    36. December 11, 2013

      Italy’s establishment shaken by ‘Pitchforks’ protests

      As anti-government protests gathered steam across Italy this week, galvanising diverse groups under the banner of the...

    37. December 11, 2013

      Italy’s premier calls for support of parliament

      Enrico Letta, centre-left prime minister, has appealed to Italy’s parliament to back his coalition government with its...

    38. December 10, 2013

      Rome’s revolution

      Ten months ago Italy’s general elections saw the then 61-year-old Pier Luigi Bersani pitched against the 76-year-old Silvio...

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