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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Seeing the light at Expo 2015 in Milan

      Visitors view a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan, Italy. ...

    2. August 4, 2015

      Mediobanca takes control of London-based Cairn Capital

      Mediobanca, Italy’s most powerful investment bank, has agreed its first foreign acquisition in its 70-year-history,...

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      Some of the biggest names in the hard luxury sector are seeing sales slow, as currency...
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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. July 30, 2015

      Brazil implicates Italy’s Saipem for bribery with Petrobras

      Brazilian prosecutors allege bribes of artworks and cash were paid on behalf of Saipem, the Italian oil services...

    3. 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...

    4. July 24, 2015

      Elio Fiorucci, designer and retailer, 1935-2015

      Fusing the transgressive style of Swinging London with his own take on Pop Art, Elio Fiorucci created a global clothing...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. July 1, 2015

      Real estate group Domus Italia scraps IPO amid Greece turmoil

      Domus Italia, an Italian real estate company, has shelved a stock market listing on the last day of its offer, citing...

    8. June 26, 2015

      Flower to the people

      Criticism as a commercial activity is increasingly out of favour. This autumn, for example, Condé Nast’s excellent...

    9. June 23, 2015

      Milan menswear SS16 Day 4

      These Milan menswear shows for spring/summer 2016 have been bookended by ease. Easiness was the word Stefano Pilati...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Banca Ifis buys three bad loan portfolios

      Italy’s €330bn non-performing loans market has shown signs of thaw as Cerberus and Milan-based Banca Ifis bought three...

    11. June 22, 2015

      Milan menswear SS16 Day 3

      Backstage, 40 minutes before the Gucci menswear show for spring/summer 16, new creative director Alessandro Michele...

    12. June 21, 2015

      Milan menswear SS16 Day 1

      The opening day of the Milan shows for spring/summer 2016 continued London’s story of work that is best when reflecting...

    13. June 17, 2015

      Migrant crisis collides with Cameron’s reform effort

      Italy’s prime minister has promised to support David Cameron’s attempt to reform the EU, but Rome is insisting that...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2015

      Migrants sleep rough in Milan

      A migrant asleep outside Milan railway station. The European Commission is proposing that member states share asylum...

    15. June 15, 2015

      Net-a-Porter notches up record sales

      Rising demand from high-spending customers for luxury handbags and designer shoes has helped propel earnings and sales...

    16. June 5, 2015

      Exhibition marks the phases of Buccellati

      The intricate designs, splendour and refined jewellery techniques of Buccellati, the Milan-based jeweller, are...

    17. June 2, 2015

      A cinematic take on a changing, ageing Italy

      Walter Veltroni, the writer and former mayor of Rome who officiated at the nuptials George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2015

      Middleweight cities to animate global growth

      Even Western executives who are good at geography may have a hard time picking out Surat, Foshan and Porto Alegre on a...

    19. May 20, 2015

      Tunisian museum massacre suspect captured in Italy

      Fears that jihadis could enter Europe on boats laden with migrants were heightened after a Moroccan suspected of...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Massimo Zanetti: Segafredo moment

      Is acid content important to your choice of coffee? Do you prefer your beans double fully washed? Of course you do....

    21. May 19, 2015

      WisdomTree brings popular currency-hedged ETFs to Europe

      WisdomTree, the $61bn exchange traded funds provider, is to bring two of its best-selling US ETFs to Europe in response...

    22. May 15, 2015

      Meet the Dean: Andrea Sironi, Bocconi University, Milan

      Statuesque and with a patrician air, Andrea Sironi could just as easily pass for an Italian diplomat as an academic....

    23. May 11, 2015

      When opera takes on the big issues

      Big-busted celebrities. The Twin Towers. Nuclear physics. Opera in recent decades hasn’t been afraid to grapple with...

    24. May 8, 2015

      How Milan’s architectural makeover is boosting city’s renaissance

      Throughout her childhood and most of her adult life, Lavinia Albertini woke to frescoes. Growing up in an 18th-century...

    25. May 1, 2015

      Italy pins hopes for economic revival on Milan Expo

      After a run-up marred by corruption scandals, delays and fights over costs, the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan opened to...

    26. April 30, 2015

      Campari whets appetites for Italian brands

      It is six o’clock on a warm spring evening at Camparino, a historic Milan cocktail bar overlooking the city’s Gothic...

    27. April 24, 2015

      ‘Leonardo: Drawing the World’ at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

      As several million visitors descend on Milan for Expo 2015, who can blame the city’s cultural guardians for wishing to...

    28. April 24, 2015

      Perilous voyage to Europe is only half the ordeal, say migrants

      Lamin Dampha was a political prisoner in Gambia before he escaped to Libya, where he was kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned,...

    29. April 17, 2015

      Is Milan’s Salone del Mobile becoming too commercial?

      Salone del Mobile in Milan is nothing if not a spectacle. Leading designers from all over the world launch their...

    30. April 14, 2015

      Exor looks to thwart Axis offer for PartnerRe

      Exor, the investment company of Italy’s Agnelli family, the dynasty behind Fiat, has launched a $6.4bn bid to scupper...

    31. April 9, 2015

      Three shot dead at Milan court as city prepares to host Expo

      A property entrepreneur facing charges of fraud in a bankruptcy case killed three people and wounded at least two in...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      Big Big Mac

      A woman watches a creation by Tom Friedman ‘Big Big Mac’ during the unveiling of Arts & Food exhibition at the...

    33. April 3, 2015

      Highlights of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015

      This year Milan is positioning itself at the forefront of international design. As well as hosting Expo 2015 — an event...

    34. March 30, 2015

      Yoox and Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks

      Online luxury retailers Yoox and Net-a-Porter are closing in on a deal to merge their operations, in the latest sign of...

    35. March 27, 2015

      The fine art of retail

      An aesthetic war is being waged in stores, with fashion’s leading luxury brands battling to lure and seduce consumers...

    36. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

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

    37. March 20, 2015

      Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

      Not for the first time, Italian fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana find themselves at the centre of a media...

    38. March 19, 2015

      Ryanair in U-turn on plans for transatlantic airline

      Ryanair admitted on Thursday it had made a mistake in stating that its board had approved plans to start a...

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