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    1. April 19, 2015

      Monday Interview: Ren Jianxin, ChemChina

      Ren Jianxin, chairman of China’s largest chemicals company, ChemChina, entertains visitors in a boardroom just down the...

    2. April 1, 2015

      Italian deals point to reformist zeal

      At first glance, recent high-profile corporate events in Italy — tyremaker Pirelli’s €7bn sale to ChemChina, oil group...

    1. March 27, 2015

      Pirelli boss Tronchetti Provera displays savvy dealmaking skills

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman and chief executive of Pirelli, the world’s fifth largest tyremaker, likes to be...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Trio of deals show danger of power-wielding investors

      Many companies across Europe are effectively run by their largest shareholders. A trio of deals under discussion...

    3. March 23, 2015

      Pirelli deal sends waves through tyre sector

      China National Chemical Corp’s agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli has paved the way for a...

    4. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

      China National Chemical Corporation has reached an agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli...

    5. March 20, 2015

      China’s CNCC in €7bn talks to take over Pirelli

      Camfin is in talks to sell its 26 per cent stake in Pirelli to China National Chemical Corporation, in a deal that will...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

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      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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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