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    1. August 2, 2015

      UniCredit chief explores options as he seeks to avoid cash call

      UniCredit chief Federico Ghizzoni is exploring a strategic shake-up of the bank to boost profitability and address...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Illycaffè sells €70m bond to secure coffee market share

      Illycaffè has sold a €70m bond as the Italian family-owned company decides to go it alone in the rapidly consolidating...

    3. July 31, 2015

      ‘A Literary Tour of Italy’, by Tim Parks

      Tim Parks, who has lived in Italy since 1981, is best known for his memoirs, Italian Neighbours (1992), An Italian...

    4. July 30, 2015

      Renzi needs to sharpen his rapier of reform

      A year ago, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi gave an interview to the Financial Times — his first with a foreign...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    6. July 28, 2015

      HeidelbergCement takes over Italcementi

      HeidelbergCement, Germany’s largest cement maker, is to buy a 45 per cent stake in Italcementi, the Italian building...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Fosun extends European reach with purchase of former UniCredit HQ

      China’s Fosun group, the acquisitive private conglomerate, has extended its footprint in Europe by buying the former...

    8. July 26, 2015

      Italy’s Pier Carlo Padoan calls for ‘political union’ to save euro

      Italy’s finance minister has called for deeper eurozone integration in the aftermath of the Greek crisis, saying a move...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Italy’s Mafia learns to profit from the migration crisis

      Italy’s organised crime groups have demonstrated devious ingenuity in everything from drug trafficking and prostitution...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2015

      EM currency confusion

      It sometimes feels that nothing is as volatile or confusing as exchange rates. This sensation has, of course, been...

    11. July 23, 2015

      Grillo calls for Italy to throw off euro ‘straitjacket’

      Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, has launched a full-throated attack on the euro,...

    12. FT Data

      July 23, 2015

      The gain in Spain

      Spain’s GDP per capita is set to overtake that of Italy later this year, according to Oxford Economics. Spanish output...

    13. July 22, 2015

      Eurozone borrowing rises to record as recovery remains weak

      Debt in the eurozone has reached a record high despite an incipient economic recovery, underlining the challenges...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2015

      Saved from the sea

      A child is helped to disembark from Le Niamh (P52), a Roisin Class offshore patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service,...

    15. July 21, 2015

      Renzi’s plan to cut tax risks Brussels clash

      Italy will demand more budgetary leeway from Brussels to accommodate €35bn in tax cuts over the next three years,...

    16. July 20, 2015

      EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

      The EU’s attempt to spread the burden of asylum seekers arriving in Greece and Italy has suffered another setback when...

    17. July 20, 2015

      Four Italian workers kidnapped in Libya

      Four Italians have been kidnapped near a compound in Libya run by Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, heightening...

    18. July 19, 2015

      Italy to list €4bn stake in post office on Milan stock exchange

      Italy’s government will fire the starting gun on the flotation of its 153-year-old national post office in the first...

    19. July 19, 2015

      Movers & shakers: July 20

      • Arpad “Arki” Busson, one of the world’s best-known hedge fund managers, is taking over as executive chairman of...

    20. FT Data

      July 18, 2015

      Datawatch: Superyachts

                   Italy continues to dominate global super-yacht production; according to data compiled by Boat...

    21. July 17, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Beppe Grillo

      The terrace of a private golf club on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast feels like an unlikely spot to meet one of Europe’s...

    22. July 13, 2015

      Greece’s brutal creditors have demolished the eurozone project

      A few things that many of us took for granted, and that some of us believed in, ended in a single weekend. By forcing...

    23. Brussels Blog

      July 12, 2015

      Greece deal will leave most participants frustrated

      Whatever the precise outcome of Sunday’s eurozone leaders’ summit in Brussels, the outlines of a deal that permit...

    24. July 12, 2015

      Matteo Renzi attempts to reform Italy justice system

      It is mid-afternoon on a blazing hot summer day in Rome’s civil courthouse — a few blocks from the Vatican — and...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2015

      Easy rider

      Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi of Italy pulls a wheelie during the first training session of the MotoGP Grand Prix of...

    26. July 10, 2015

      Life could be a breeze: buying a home in the Italian city Trieste

      The Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia is the central square in Trieste and the city’s gateway to the Adriatic. From the 14th...

    27. July 10, 2015

      Primark heads for Milan with growth plans

      Primark, the fast fashion chain, is to enter Italy in 2016 — a year earlier than expected — and launch in the US in...

    28. July 9, 2015

      European bond yields ease on Greek deal hopes

      Borrowing costs for southern eurozone countries have fallen to their lowest since the announcement of this month’s...

    29. July 9, 2015

      Italy approves school reforms

      A significant overhaul of Italy’s education system was approved on Thursday in a new victory for the prime minister....

    30. July 8, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi found guilty in political bribery case

      Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of bribing a senator and sentenced to three years in...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2015

      Rocket watch

      Keep an eye on Matt Earl’s blog, where he has a couple of posts up so far on Rocket Internet, the industrial scale...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2015

      El-Erian: It’s about the ECB…again

      The writer is Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser to Allianz and chair of US President Barack Obama’s Global...

    33. July 7, 2015

      Italian asset managers: a class of their own

      Italy’s elevated public debt may not be anything to boast about but its private debt is low and its wealth is easily...

    34. July 6, 2015

      Playing morality with Greek markets

      There’s a lot of talk about morals in Greece, but it is better to focus on the hazards. These were clear to holders of...

    35. July 6, 2015

      Private equity embraces Italian fashion revival

      Italian fashion is back in vogue with private equity. The acquisition of Roberto Cavalli by Italian private equity...

    36. July 6, 2015

      Time for euro creditors to reward their allies over Greece

      What will happen now after Greece’s resounding No lies in the hands of fresh negotiations, Greek banking solvency and...

    37. July 6, 2015

      The way he saw it: Yanis Varoufakis in his own words

      During his time as Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis became a political celebrity, his Twitter feed attracting...

    38. July 6, 2015

      Peripheral yields rise as markets keep close watch on Greece talks

      Yields on peripheral eurozone government debt were rising while the euro was showing signs of resilience after voters...

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