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    1. FT Data

      August 26, 2016

      A century of earthquakes

      A recent earthquake reduced large parts of central Italy to a pile of rubble and killed almost 270 people. Though...

    2. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Renzi declares national period of mourning after earthquake

      Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi has declared a national period of mourning and promised to rebuild the hilltowns...

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    1. August 25, 2016

      ‘Our town no longer exists,’ says Italy quake survivor

      Celestina Paradisi, 85, awoke when the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated swaths of central Italy on Wednesday...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Death toll in central Italy earthquake rises

      An earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, killing scores of people and destroying buildings...

    3. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Large earthquake hits central Italy

      A large earthquake has struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, followed by several powerful...

    4. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Ryanair's $1bn Italian Job

      Low cost airline Ryanair is bringing La Dolce Vita to more passengers in 2017, back tracking on earlier plans to close...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2016

      Ball play

      A young migrant runs after a ball in the street of Via Cupa outside the former Baobab migrants reception centre next to...

    6. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Italy: stuck in low growth; rising debt

      The Italian Trap: stagnant growth and rising debt. Following today’s news that the Italian economy had eked out just...

    7. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Italian high court approves referendum

      Italy’s high court has given its green light to a constitutional referendum that could determine the political fate of...

    8. August 5, 2016

      Pressure builds on Rome’s new mayor over rubbish in streets

      The rubbish is mounting up along via Galvani, in the heart of Rome’s trendy Testaccio neighbourhood. Wine bottles...

    9. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Renzi: Italy fighting to avoid bail-in rules, 'disaster' for economy

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has said his government will not enforce EU rules to hit investors in any bank...

    10. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi enjoys best day since May on rescue hopes

      An 11th hour rescue? European stress test day has finally arrived and the bank most likely to be exposed as one of the...

    11. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Kering sales jump as Gucci brand shines

      Sales at Kering accelerated in the second quarter, beating analysts’ forecasts for the luxury group and confirming that...

    12. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi snaps losing streak on bailout hopes

      The race is on. Shares in Monte dei Paschi, Italy’s oldest and most ailing bank, have snapped a three-day losing streak...

    13. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi eyes €5bn capital raising

      Italy is racing to secure a privately-backed bail out for the world’s oldest surviving lender Monte dei Paschi di...

    14. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Goldman: Italy's bank saga - not such a big deal

      It’s stress test week for European banks and six years on from the continent’s banking crisis, investors will be...

    15. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi shares hit in key stress test week

      It’s a big week for Italian banks and things are off to an inauspicious start. Shares in Monte dei Paschi, Italy’s...

    16. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Italian bank shares rise amid 'last ditch' MPS bailout plan

      Shares in Italy’s battered banking sector are climbing this afternoon amid reports that Rome is planning a last-ditch...

    17. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Renzi steps up private sector clean up of Monte Paschi

      Italy is accelerating its search for a private sector solution to bail out the world’s oldest surviving lender ahead...

    18. Brussels Blog

      July 20, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The forgotten crisis

      To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here. The flow of people into Greece may have stopped, but...

    19. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Italian banks slip as EU court backs bail-ins

      Italian bank stocks took another hit on Tuesday after the EU’s highest court ruled European taxpayers should not be on...

    20. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      EU court backs Slovenian bank 'bail-in'

      EU taxpayers can be shielded from the cost of rescuing failing banks, the European Union’s top court has said, in a...

    21. Brussels Blog

      July 19, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Nice - The backlash begins

      To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here. Manuel Valls’ dark prediction after attacks in Paris in...

    22. July 12, 2016

      Merkel upbeat on Italy bank talks as UniCredit raises cash

      Angela Merkel dismissed concerns of an escalating crisis surrounding Italian banks and expressed confidence that talks...

    23. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      At least 5 killed in Italy train crash

      Two regional trains collided in the countryside of Puglia, in southern Italy, on Tuesday morning, leaving at least 5...

    24. July 11, 2016

      Italy bank rescue possible under EU rules - IMF

      The International Monetary Fund said a rescue of Italian banks could occur within existing EU rules, as it lowered its...

    25. July 6, 2016

      Renzi rocked as Five Star surges in polls

      The populist Five Star Movement has emerged as Italy’s leading political party, overtaking Matteo Renzi’s ruling...

    26. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      Merkel won't be moved over Italian banks

      Chancellor Angela Merkel will not ease her opposition to breaking EU bank rescue rules in response to a crisis in...

    27. July 3, 2016

      Renzi ready to defy Brussels and bail out Italy’s troubled banks

      Italy is prepared to defy the EU and unilaterally pump billions of euros into its troubled banking system if it comes...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2016

      Brexit, Reformation edition

      In 1532 Henry VIII effected a series of acts of parliament to formalise his kingdom’s breakaway from Rome. As Rupert...

    29. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Italian banks dive as Merkel dismisses bailout hopes

      Shares in Italy’s main bank index tumbled 4.5 per cent on Thursday, amid worries a touted government bailout plan will...

    30. June 27, 2016

      Israel and Turkey agree to restore full diplomatic relations

      Israel and Turkey restored full diplomatic relations, ending a five-year diplomatic estrangement between the eastern...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      June 26, 2016

      The Pope departs for Rome

      Pope Francis, flanked by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, walks past honour guards to board a plane for Rome at...

    32. June 24, 2016

      Merkel and Hollande must seize this golden chance

      The facts of political Europe have changed. Britain has made its choice and continental European leaders must do the...

    33. June 22, 2016

      Brexiters are 500 years behind the times

      Sovereignty at stake? Hatred of a costly, self-appointed continental bureaucracy? Scaremongering about the effect of a...

    34. June 22, 2016

      Renzi, the rottamatore of Italy, risks being left behind

      The defeat of Matteo Renzi’s Democratic party (PD) in Rome and Turin by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement gave...

    35. June 20, 2016

      The risky allure of Italy’s Five Star Movement

      The Five Star Movement is an anti-establishment party that has long threatened to change the landscape of Italian...

    36. June 20, 2016

      Italy’s mayoral elections deal stinging blow to Renzi

      “We are writing history,” proclaimed the Five Star Movement’s Virginia Raggi, Rome’s newly elected mayor and the first...

    37. June 20, 2016

      The Five Star mayoral victory is a blow to Italy’s Matteo Renzi

      As in other European democracies, local elections in Italy should not be relied upon as an accurate guide to national...

    38. June 17, 2016

      Italy targets truanting employees who swipe in — to go shopping

      When in October Italian tax police arrested 43 people as part of a crackdown on rampant truancy among public sector...

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