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    1. The World

      May 28, 2013

      The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

      Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

    2. January 29, 2013

      Finance minister defends Italy bank supervision

      Italy’s finance minister has delivered a robust defence of the Bank of Italy’s supervision of the Tuscan bank at the centre...

    1. January 24, 2013

      Italian PM under fire over bank crisis

      Mario Monti, Italy’s prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his...

    2. December 13, 2012

      Meddling makes toxic mix at Finmeccanica

      Economic recession and declining military budgets in core markets are an unhelpful combination for any defence company. Mix...

    3. July 22, 2012

      Berlusconi seeks return to liberal roots

      Silvio Berlusconi’s comeback campaign is taking shape. Italy’s former prime minister, who said he would not seek office...

    4. June 26, 2012

      Monte dei Paschi receives €2bn state aid

      The Italian government will loan as much as €2bn to Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena to help the country’s third-biggest bank...

    5. March 25, 2012

      Finmeccanica set to unveil heavy losses

      Giuseppe Orsi, in his newly combined role as chairman and chief executive of Finmeccanica, will this week try to draw a line...

    6. December 19, 2011

      Monti austerity budget faces final hurdle

      Mario Monti’s €30bn austerity budget faces its final hurdle this week as senators prepare to vote on new measures intended...

    7. November 22, 2011

      FT ranking of EU finance ministers: Striker amid stumblers

      In public finances as in football, each European country fields its own team. In the past year, the lack of unity has been...

    8. November 10, 2011

      Doubts raised over strength of Rome’s reforms

      Italy’s parliament is rushing through measures to cut the budget deficit and boost economic growth in response to demands by...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 9, 2011

      Grand Viceroy Rehn

      Silvio may be going but Italy remains front and centre of the Euromess. On Tuesday evening, Olli Rehn, the EU’s economic and...

    10. November 8, 2011

      Could Berlusconi gambit buy him more time?

      Silvio Berlusconi has bought his weakened centre-right government more time by pledging his resignation once emergency...

    11. November 7, 2011

      Berlusconi fights to the end as debt costs soar

      The unchallenged leader of Italy’s centre-right for nearly 18 years despite court cases and sex scandals, Silvio Berlusconi...

    12. November 4, 2011

      Berlusconi brushes off debt crisis

      Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, said on Friday that he had refused the offer of an International Monetary...

    13. November 3, 2011

      Berlusconi under pressure at G20 and in Rome

      Silvio Berlusconi was put on notice at the G20 summit that Italy had to regain its credibility on debt markets even as...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2011

      Berlusconi fails to get reforms through before G20

      Silvio Berlusconi failed on Wednesday night to overcome internal government divisions and push through immediate legislation...

    15. November 2, 2011

      Berlusconi fails to overcome divisions on reform

      Silvio Berlusconi failed on Wednesday night to overcome internal government divisions and push through immediate legislation...

    16. October 31, 2011

      ‘Baby pensioners’ face a beating

      “All politics is local.” That favourite cliché may well apply in the US where Tip O’Neill, former speaker of the House, is...

    17. October 28, 2011

      EDF reaches agreement over Edison

      EDF has reached an “agreement in principle” with its fellow investors in Edison, Italy’s second-biggest power provider, that...

    18. October 26, 2011

      Berlusconi held to the fire by EU partners

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s centre-right prime minister, has been forced into a corner by European Union demands for a strict...

    19. October 21, 2011

      Italy delays economic reform package again

      If delay turns out to be the main theme at the summit of European leaders this weekend, then Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi is...

    20. Money Supply

      October 21, 2011

      Visco is no ugly compromise

      Ignazio Visco. Image by Bank of Italy. Few predicted Ignazio Visco, the Bank of Italy’s third-in-command, would succeed...

    21. October 20, 2011

      Berlusconi in U-turn on central bank post

      Silvio Berlusconi has ended months of procrastination and U-turns that dented Italy’s credibility on the international stage...

    22. Money Supply

      October 19, 2011

      Bini Smaghi’s Bank of Italy coup

      UPDATE: 20 October 20.06 After outcry from the Bank of Italy, cabinet ministers, and the Italian media, Mr Berlusconi has...

    23. October 19, 2011

      Berlusconi opts for Bini Smaghi

      Silvio Berlusconi is expected to end months of speculation and procrastination on Thursday by nominating Lorenzo Bini Smaghi...

    24. October 14, 2011

      Berlusconi survives confidence vote

      Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition survived a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday but its slim margin of...

    25. October 13, 2011

      Desperate Berlusconi teeters towards farce

      Just when European leaders are rediscovering their resolve to fix the eurozone debt crisis and gaining market confidence on...

    26. October 12, 2011

      Italian PM stakes survival on confidence vote

      Silvio Berlusconi, the great survivor of Italian politics, appears on course to win more time for his centre-right...

    27. October 11, 2011

      Berlusconi’s future in balance

      Silvio Berlusconi was left fighting for the future of his centre-right government on Tuesday night after losing a...

    28. October 5, 2011

      Italy’s downgrade raises pressure on Berlusconi

      The three-notch slashing of Italy’s credit status by Moody’s on Tuesday had been widely anticipated in Rome and discounted...

    29. October 4, 2011

      Moody’s cuts Italy’s rating three notches

      Moody’s Investors Service late on Tuesday slashed Italy’s government bond ratings by three notches to A2, citing an increase...

    30. September 30, 2011

      Italy looks to historic property for funds

      A chapter in the rich shipping history of Venice is drawing to a close as the state puts a “for sale” notice on a grand,...

    31. September 29, 2011

      ECB letter shows pressure on Berlusconi

      “We trust that the government will take all the appropriate actions” – Jean-Claude Trichet. Mario Draghi. With this...

    32. September 28, 2011

      Rome in disarray over Draghi successor

      Sharp disagreements within Italy’s fractious centre-right government are delaying the nomination of a new governor of the...

    33. September 26, 2011

      How at last my fellow Italians fell out of love with Silvio

      Italians are fantasists. Reality’s not good enough for them. In his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, Martin Amis describes...

    34. September 22, 2011

      Italy downgrades growth forecasts

      Italians have been warned not to expect more than meagre growth in their debt-strapped economy over the next two years as...

    35. September 20, 2011

      Italy plans reforms to rebuild growth

      Giulio Tremonti, finance minister, is drawing up new reforms designed to lift Italy’s stagnating economy in response to...

    36. September 20, 2011

      Berlusconi slams S&P downgrade

      Silvio Berlusconi reacted swiftly and angrily to Italy’s credit downgrade by Standard & Poor’s, denouncing the move as...

    37. September 13, 2011

      Italy hunts for more options in bid to cut debt

      Even as Italy’s parliament prepares to give its final approval on Wednesday to the centre-right government’s austerity...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2011

      New York headlines

      * Italy turns to China for help in debt crisis * Nakheel wrote down real estate assets by $21bn * Beijing puts monetary...

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