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    1. April 29, 2016

      Italian unemployment falls to 3-year low

      Italy’s unemployment rate fell to a three-year low in March, providing relief for Matteo Renzi, the centre-left prime...

    2. April 24, 2016

      Italy’s ‘good banks’ spark interest

      The sale of Italy’s four near-insolvent “good banks” bailed out in a government rescue last year has received 26...

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    1. April 20, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s clarion call for Africa should be heeded

      Europe’s migrant crisis has entered a new phase. After a year in which more than a million people streamed on to the...

    2. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the costs of migration

      Another day, another roadblock in easing Europe’s migrant crisis. Germany has pushed back against a proposal from Rome...

    3. April 19, 2016

      Italians fume after Germans reject EU migrant bonds

      Italian frustration with Berlin has boiled over again as Germany slapped down a proposal from Rome to fund refugee...

    4. April 17, 2016

      Boost for Renzi as oil drilling poll fails

      Matteo Renzi received a political boost on Sunday night after the failure of a referendum to curb offshore drilling in...

    5. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Intesa Sanpaolo to put up to €1bn in bailout fund

      Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s best capitalised bank and largest domestic lender, has said it will pay up to a maximum of...

    6. Brussels Blog

      April 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Italy's anti-populist referendum

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    7. April 15, 2016

      Italy oil referendum a vote that Matteo Renzi does not want

      The Dutch had their say on the EU trade deal with Ukraine last week — sending shudders down the spines of EU...

    8. April 14, 2016

      Italy’s largest pension scheme will not help to rescue banks

      Italy’s largest pension scheme has said it will not invest in the €5bn rescue fund created by the Italian government to...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s banking plan in Italy is not ambitious enough

      Two years into his term of office, Matteo Renzi has finally turned to the problem that threatens not only to undermine...

    10. April 12, 2016

      Italy extends $5bn credit line and export guarantees to Iran

      Italian financing agencies have teamed up to give Iran nearly €5bn in credit lines and guarantees for exports, in one...

    11. April 12, 2016

      Italy bank plan sets up fight on bankruptcy reforms

      Italy’s latest plan to rescue its struggling banking sector has drawn attention to the country’s antiquated bankruptcy...

    12. April 12, 2016

      Italy agrees €5bn fund to rescue weaker lenders

      Italy’s strongest banks, insurers and asset managers have agreed to create a €5bn backstop fund to bail out weaker...

    13. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Italian banks to contribute €5bn for bailout fund

      Italy’s strongest banks, insurers and asset managers have agreed to pony up about €5bn to create a systemic backstop...

    14. April 8, 2016

      Italy recalls ambassador to Cairo over student murder

      Italy is recalling its ambassador to Egypt for “consultations”, escalating tensions between two of the most powerful...

    15. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Italy to cut 2016 growth view to 1.2%

      Italy has downgraded its forecast for economic growth this year from 1.6 per cent to 1.2 per cent, according to one...

    16. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Fortress eyes Vicenza capital raise, UniCredit says

      Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of UniCredit, has said US fund Fortress is looking at the €1.75bn do or die capital...

    17. April 7, 2016

      Matteo Renzi under pressure to retaliate over Egypt murder

      The murder of an Italian researcher near Cairo in January is presenting Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, with one...

    18. March 31, 2016

      Blow for Renzi as minister quits over budget allegations

      Matteo Renzi’s government was shaken on Thursday by the abrupt resignation of Federica Guidi, the economic development...

    19. March 28, 2016

      Italy sees little benefit from EU migrants deal with Turkey

      A few hours after the EU and Turkey reached their controversial deal to stem refugee flows through the Balkans, the...

    20. March 24, 2016

      Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare agree merger deal

      Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare have agreed to merge — creating Italy’s third largest banking group by...

    21. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare to merge

      The boards of Italian mutual banks Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare have agreed to merge, in a move which...

    22. March 23, 2016

      Clamour grows for EU ‘security union’ to combat terror

      With dozens dead in the EU’s capital city — the third city-wide terror attack in Europe in fifteen months — calls are...

    23. FT Data

      March 23, 2016

      Record high merger and acquisition deals in Italy

      The value of cross border merger and acquisition deals in Italy reached a new high in 2015 at over $50bn. Italian...

    24. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Italy's Enel raises dividend on profit surge

      Enel has proposed to raise its dividend to €0.16 per share this year as it reported a surge in net income to €2.2bn and...

    25. March 22, 2016

      Obama finds a new friend in Argentina

      When the Argentine frigate Libertad was impounded in Ghana four years ago at the behest of a litigious hedge fund, it...

    26. March 20, 2016

      Renzi puts brakes on Italy taxi reform

      Matteo Renzi, the reformist prime minister who has vowed to drag Italy into the digital era, has put the brakes on a...

    27. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      FirstFT - The power of the unconscious brain

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Italy and the EU: love on the rocks...

    28. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Say ciao to Leonardo as Finmeccanica rebrands

      Finmeccanica, the Italian defence company, is seeking to rebrand itself as Leonardo, picking the name of the...

    29. March 16, 2016

      How Italy fell out of love with the EU

      Roberto Leoni, a barrel-chested prosciutto salesman in the wealthy northern Italian city of Parma, can trace his...

    30. March 15, 2016

      Italian rebound offers a taste of la dolce vita

      When China’s Fosun group acquired the former headquarters of UniCredit, the Italian bank, in central Milan last year,...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 8, 2016

      Shoulder to shoulder

      Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, left, and French President Francois Hollande review the honor guard, in Venice,...

    32. The World

      March 7, 2016

      The 'doom loop' that ties Italian banks

      I found myself mesmerised on Monday looking at the Italy page of a website called National Debt A 13-digit...

    33. March 7, 2016

      Renzi seeks to calm nerves over Libya intervention

      Matteo Renzi has sought to soothe Italians’ fears that Rome is about to embark on a reckless invasion of Libya, even as...

    34. March 2, 2016

      Empire rebuilders

      The LVMH-owned luxury brand Fendi has completed a major restoration of a historic site in Rome with the opening of the...

    35. February 25, 2016

      Matteo Renzi hails civil union ‘victory for love’

      Matteo Renzi declared a “victory for love” after the Italian senate gave its approval to a law allowing civil unions...

    36. February 25, 2016

      Italians say slow down to faster fashion

      In Italy, the culture of slowly manufactured craftsmanship is as much a part of the national conversation as la dolce...

    37. FT Data

      February 24, 2016

      Matteo Renzi 2-years in power: how has Italy changed?

      This week Matteo Renzi, the 41-year old Italian Prime minister, celebrated his second year in office amid challenges –...

    38. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Renzi: Cameron faces "very difficult" Brexit vote

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has warned that UK prime minister David Cameron faces a “very difficult” campaign...

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