Italian business gets on with the job

Italy goes to the polls this weekend with Silvio Berlusconi of the centre-right People of Freedom party leading the polls and set to take over from the centre-left Democratic party. Italy's economy is beset by problems and businesses know exactly what they would like to see changed. But as Adrian Michaels, the FT's Milan correspondent, reports from a gathering of business leaders organised by The European House Ambrosetti, Italian companies have developed a remarkable self-reliance