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    1. January 23, 2015

      Mystic chords of memory binding all Italians

      Sir, John Lloyd struck a surprisingly balanced tone in reviewing John Hooper’s The Italians (“Italy uncovered”, Life & Arts,...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Renzi, Merkel, and Michelangelo's David

      Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks during a joint news conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end...

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    1. January 23, 2015

      Draghi’s bond buying gives cheer for Abruzzo vineyard

      Marina Cvetic, a wine producer from the rolling hills of Abruzzo in central Italy, looks as though she would give Mario...

    2. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone countries...

    3. January 22, 2015

      ECB holds rates ahead of QE announcement

      The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, ahead of a landmark announcement on quantitative easing...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Italian bank reform to pave way for Monte Paschi takeover

      The Italian government’s decision to reform its medium-sized co-operative banks was partly driven by a desire to secure a...

    5. January 21, 2015

      The ECB needs to keep it simple on QE

      It’s quantitative easing, but not as we know it. That will almost certainly be the bond market reaction if the European...

    6. January 20, 2015

      Italian cabinet approves bank reform bill

      Italy’s midsized popolari banks would be transformed into joint stock companies over the next 18 months under a bill...

    7. January 16, 2015

      So, tell us whose paper the ECB will purchase

      Sir, Your editorial tells us that the European Central Bank “should go full speed ahead” with quantitative easing (“Europe’s...

    8. January 15, 2015

      Mafia harvests cash from Italian farms

      Italy’s mafia has taken advantage of the deteriorating economy and tight lending conditions brought about by the country’s...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Eastern Europe and the threat from Greece

      Like a band reforming to trot out the old hits in the hope of funding their impending retirement, the prospect of Grexit...

    10. January 14, 2015

      After years of stagnation, Alfa Romeo aims to rediscover its mojo

      Alfa Romeo’s stand at the Detroit motor show recalled past glories, with the sporty Italian marque showing off models from...

    11. January 13, 2015

      Brussels signals more flexibility on French and Italian budgets

      The European Commission signalled it may show leniency towards Italian and French spending plans by unveiling new guidelines...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Italy’s president Napolitano prepares to step down

      Giorgio Napolitano is set to resign as Italy’s president, setting the stage for a high-stakes round of negotiations among...

    13. January 12, 2015

      Soup kitchen struggles to provide for Milanese poor

      A little girl, no more than two years old, sits in her pink pushchair at the front of the queue at Pane Quotidiano, a...

    14. MBA blog

      January 9, 2015

      Greetings from sunny Buenos Aires

      I am here in Argentina with Harvard Business School’s FIELD2 programme, where groups of MBA students travel to one of 13...

    15. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    16. January 6, 2015

      Eurozone activity rebounds in December

      The eurozone recovery gained traction slightly in December, according to a survey of purchasing managers. The news eased...

    17. January 4, 2015

      FT eurozone economists’ survey 2015: Policy decisions

      What do you think eurozone policy makers need to do next to boost the region’s recovery? Alastair Winter, Daniel Stewart...

    18. January 4, 2015

      FT economists’ survey 2015: Economic outlook

      What is your growth forecast for the region’s economy over the next 12 months? Alastair Winter, Daniel Stewart 1 per cent....

    19. January 2, 2015

      Subsidising wine

      “Making good wine is just the beginning — selling it is what’s difficult.” So says Silvana Ballotta, and she should know:...

    20. January 2, 2015

      Human smugglers bound for Italy abandon ship

      After an all night struggle, Italy’s navy brought under control an unmanned Sierra Leone-flagged livestock carrier drifting...

    21. January 1, 2015

      Renzi is the last hope for the Italian elite

      In George Bernard Shaw’s 1929 political comedy The Apple Cart, King Magnus of England threatens to turn the constitution...

    22. The World

      January 1, 2015

      Italian president pulls no punches

      By Rachel Sanderson in Milan In his ninth end of year address to Italians and the last before he retires this year, Italy’s...

    23. December 30, 2014

      Mario Sironi 1885-1961, Il Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome — review

      Today, the name of Mario Sironi (1885-1961) is barely known outside Italy. Even there, his reputation as an artist has been...

    24. December 29, 2014

      A new deal for the euro must go far beyond QE

      A certain tribe of eurozone watchers has long maintained that the euro’s fortunes hang in the balance on January 22, when...

    25. December 29, 2014

      Two Albanian seamen killed in ferry rescue

      Ferry disaster Two Albanian seamen were killed when a cable connecting their tugboat to the fire-stricken ferry Norman...

    26. December 29, 2014

      Memling: Flemish Renaissance, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome — review

      In his own time, Hans Memling was regarded as a remarkable talent. In 1540, one writer in Bruges described the 15th-century...

    27. December 28, 2014

      Hundreds rescued from stricken ferry

      The Italian navy has rescued more than 350 passengers from a ferry that caught fire off the northwest coast of Greece, in a...

    28. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland,...

    29. December 28, 2014

      Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

      In corporate Italy’s monoculture of greying men in well-cut suits, Patrizia Grieco, the first woman to chair Italy’s largest...

    30. December 23, 2014

      Food the new frontier for Italian luxury

      Christmas panettone crowd the copper counters of Pasticceria Marchesi, the 200-year-old Milanese coffee and cake house...

    31. December 23, 2014

      TripAdvisor fined in Italy over false reviews

      Italy’s antitrust authority has slapped a €500,000 fine on TripAdvisor for failing to do enough to prevent false reviews....

    32. December 21, 2014

      Renzi’s reform dream comes up against a corruption nightmare

      Matteo Renzi was hoping to end the year on a high note. The contentious labour market reforms that had preoccupied the...

    33. December 21, 2014

      Rising price of olive oil is a pressing matter

      Never mind the shale revolution, or Opec’s deliberations. Some oil producers are enjoying the highest prices in six years. A...

    34. December 18, 2014

      Italy’s Giorgio Napolitano says departure is ‘imminent’

      Giorgio Napolitano announced his “imminent departure” as Italy’s president on Thursday, bringing a new dose of political...

    35. December 18, 2014

      Cameron backs ‘broad’ transatlantic deal

      David Cameron, British prime minister, has shot down suggestions that Europe should scale back its landmark trade deal with...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Tango at the Vatican

      Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more...

    37. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2014

      The EU's expensive, empty airports

      An airport that loses €275 per passenger. A €16.5m runway that has never been used by the aircraft for which it was built....

    38. December 15, 2014

      Renzi goes for gold with Rome’s Olympic bid

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s young and reformist prime minister, on Monday revealed a brazenly bold goal: to bring the Olympic...

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