Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Italy’s populists slam regulators, Brussels over bank rules

By BLOOMBERG
ROME • Italy’s fractious populist leaders slammed banking “fraudsters” and their nation’s central bank, positioning themselves as the ...

Italy, Germany drag on euro-area economy as EU cuts outlook

European Commission sees euro-area expanding 1.3% this year, down from 1.9% projected in November. It sees 2020 growth of 1.6%
By ...

Recession looms as Italy factories falter; Swedish PMI lowest since early 2016

Swedish PMI drops to lowest since early 2016 as headwinds mount
By BLOOMBERG FRANKFURT • Italy’s manufacturing sector shrank for a third ...

Protesters march against Italy’s new antimigrant law

By AFP
ROME • Several thousand people marched in Rome on Saturday in protest at Italy’s tough new anti-migrant law which makes it easier to expel new ...

ECB heads for crunch time after holding its nerve on the economy

The Governing Council is just days out from its Dec 13 meeting, when it will probably call time on one of its major crisis tools
ZURICH • European ...

Weak euro-area to stay as Italy recession looms

By BLOOMBERG
FRANKFURT • The euroarea is showing no signs of a meaningful economic rebound, with Italy on the verge of recession after the populist ...

EU tells Italy its budget plans just won’t fly

By BLOOMBERG
ROME • The European Union (EU) has put numbers on its frustration with Italy. After weeks of accusing Rome of too-optimistic assumptions ...

Euro-area economy cools, Italy stagnates

FRANKFURT • The euro-area economy unexpectedly grew at its weakest in more than four years and a measure of confidence hinted at a more protracted ...

Italy’s new budget isn’t as crazy as it seems

By Ashoka Mody / BLOOMBERG
Europe’s leaders have come down hard on Italy for its plans to increase spending with the aim of boosting growth and helping ...

Is your town nearing extinction? Try turning it into a resort

Welcome to the world of alberghi diffusi, where tiny villages are going all-in on tourism to save themselves
By NIKKI EKSTEIN Roughly 2,500 villages in ...

Record Italy 5G auction dents telecom industry finances

By BLOOMBERG
MILAN • Italy’s record US$7.6 billion sale of high-speed airwaves, while helping the populist government fund its election promises, ...

Italy is better and worse than Greece

Pic By BLOOMBERG
After four successive days of increasing risk spreads, and after a prominent politician, Claudio Borghi (picture), said there was an ...