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    1. December 16, 2014

      Industrial groups urge caution over falling oil price

      Airline executives should be crowing. Even as the oil price has tumbled, carriers’ shares have soared on the expectation of...

    2. March 17, 2014

      Pirelli: spinning tyres

      Pirelli’s shareholder list is spinning as fast as one of its Formula One tyres. The latest arrival is Rosneft, the Russian...

    1. March 17, 2014

      Rosneft gains 13% of Pirelli for €500m

      Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil producer, has paid around €500m to become the largest shareholder in Italian tyremaker Pirelli...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2014

      Burning rubber, Pirelli edition

      Warning! Read the boiler plate here — Things are rarely straight-forward in corporate Italy, and what follows is no...

    3. November 29, 2013

      Pirelli calendar celebrates 50th anniversary

      The Italian tyre company Pirelli kicked off the A-list’s Christmas party season this year with a 50th anniversary...

    4. November 6, 2013

      Pirelli eyes potential Asian tie-ups

      Pirelli is in talks with potential Asian joint venture partners to expand in fast-growing developing markets, as part of a...

    5. July 17, 2013

      Milan court finds Provera guilty in Telecom Italia case

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli, has been found guilty by a Milan court of receiving stolen information in a...

    6. June 5, 2013

      Marco Tronchetti Provera tightens grip on Pirelli

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli and one of Italy’s most influential businessmen, has won support from Italian...

    7. November 21, 2012

      Pirelli looks to shorten chain of command

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman and chief executive of Pirelli, has upped the ante in a public battle over governance at...

    8. November 13, 2012

      Pirelli chief trial for data theft claims

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman and chief executive of tyremaker Pirelli , has been ordered to stand trial in Milan for...

    9. October 12, 2012

      Camfin investor row ends with bond issue

      Camfin, the indebted Italian holding company that owns 26 per cent of Italian tyre producer Pirelli, has sold a €150m...

    10. March 12, 2012

      Pirelli shares rise on improved outlook

      Pirelli, the world’s number five tyremaker by sales, increased its operating profit margin forecast for 2012, sending its...

    11. December 6, 2011

      Brazil’s consumers go to ground

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman and chief executive of Italian tyre maker Pirelli, leaves no doubt about why companies...

    12. October 14, 2011

      Pirelli chief refocuses on emerging markets

      Pirelli, the Italian tyremaker, sees no immediate need to slow the pace of its overseas investments despite tough economic...

    13. June 9, 2011

      Pirelli gains traction with return to F1

      For Marco Tronchetti Provera, the paradox of the fast-wearing tyre is no laughing matter. The elegant and normally composed...

    14. February 23, 2011

      Friends in high places turn their back on Tripoli

      The violent crackdown by Muammer Gaddafi on the revolt against his 41-year rule has begun to trigger a retreat by prominent...

    15. November 4, 2010

      Pirelli to put €1.9bn into core tyre business

      Pirelli, the Italian tyremaker, says it plans to invest €1.9bn ($2.7bn) over the next five years in its core tyre business,...

    16. October 24, 2010

      Pirelli to set up Mexico base

      Italian tyremaker Pirelli is planning to announce a multimillion-dollar move into Mexico to set up a production base to...

    17. March 30, 2010

      Generali returns to the not so Holy Roman Empire

      Mediobanca has unanimously recommended Cesare Geronzi - its own head - as its choice for chairman of Assicurazioni Generali,...

    18. March 29, 2010

      Generali returns to the not so Holy Roman Empire

      Mediobanca has unanimously recommended Cesare Geronzi – its own head – as its choice for chairman of Assicurazioni Generali,...

    19. August 22, 2009

      Balearic blow-ins

      It was destination Formentera in the Balearic Islands by the end of the week for luxury yacht owners, including retailer...

    20. February 23, 2009

      Call for international think-tank to solve crisis

      One of Germany's most influential engineers has made an urgent plea to bring leading global industrialists, scientists and...

    21. February 22, 2009

      Call for global think-tank on crisis

      One of Germany’s most influential engineers has made an urgent plea to bring leading global industrialists, scientists and...

    22. February 20, 2009

      View from the Top - Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chief Executive of Pirelli

      Marco Tronchetti Provera is a grandee of Italian industry. The 61-year-old Pirelli chief executive is also the main...

    23. February 12, 2009

      Pirelli steps up restructuring

      Pirelli, the Italian tyre company, is to intensify a restructuring that began last year, as the global financial crisis...

    24. July 21, 2008

      Pirelli president cleared in spying probe

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, president of Pirelli, has been cleared by investigating magistrates of any wrong-doing in...

    25. July 20, 2008

      Pirelli president cleared in spy probe

      Pirelli, has been cleared by investigating magistrates of any wrong­doing in connection with a suspected spy ring inside...

    26. June 4, 2008

      TI chief has some tough calls to make

      Franco Bernabè has a hard sell. Telecom Italia is not expecting to grow in the coming year, and in the following two years...

    27. June 4, 2008

      TI chief has some tough calls to make

      Franco Bernabè has a hard sell. Telecom Italia is not expecting to grow in the coming year, and in the following two years...

    28. June 3, 2008

      TI chief has some tough calls to make

      Franco Bernabè has a hard sell. Telecom Italia is not expecting to grow in the coming year, and in the following two years...

    29. April 11, 2008

      Suits and shades at the ready

      Cynics tend to dismiss politicans who talk about “change” as old candidates dressed up in new clothes. Judging by the...

    30. March 2, 2008

      T Italia seeks clean break from aggressive past

      Telecom Italia ’s new management will this week seek to make a clean break from what it sees as an aggressive and arrogant...

    31. January 18, 2008

      Pirelli in talks to buy back tyre arm

      Pirelli said yesterday that it was still in talks and seeking an agreement over the possible buy-back of almost 40 per cent...

    32. December 4, 2007

      Tel Italia board approves new heads

      Telecom Italia's board yesterday approved the appointment of a new chairman and chief executive for the country's dominant...

    33. November 23, 2007

      Above the fray

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, the Pirelli chairman, should be commended for his studious neutrality in the appointment of a new...

    34. November 15, 2007

      Five characters in search of a TI chairman and CEO

      The Italian media have been gripped by events at Telecom Italia. Matters have become so absurd and contorted that they...

    35. November 15, 2007

      Five characters in search of a TI chairman and CEO

      The Italian media have been gripped by events at Telecom Italia. Matters have become so absurd and contorted that they...

    36. November 14, 2007

      Five characters in search of a TI chairman

      The Italian media have been gripped by events at Telecom Italia. Matters have become so absurd and contorted that they could...

    37. July 3, 2007

      The dream team that could reconnect Telecom Italia

      The fate of Telecom Italia is still being pulled this way and that by political intrigue and power games. But while the...

    38. May 9, 2007

      COMMUNICATIONS DIARY: Calmer waters for Telecom Italia?

      Telecom Italia has switched hands yet again. And probably for the better. Marco Tronchetti Provera, until recently the...

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