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Italian banking crisis looms

A mountain of bad debts and a lack of capital reserves are fueling an Italian banking crisis, which has been thrown into sharp focus by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

A mountain of bad debts and a lack of capital reserves are fueling an Italian banking crisis, which has been thrown into sharp focus by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Protests in Italy after savers lose money over banks rescue

The Italian government faces growing protests over the rescue of four banks which saw thousands of investors lose money. The Economy Minister Pier

The Italian government faces growing protests over the rescue of four banks which saw thousands of investors lose money. The Economy Minister Pier

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Lukewarm response to Poste Italiane market debut

Italy’s biggest sale of state assets in a decade failed initially to generate much excitement on the Milan stock exchange. The government’s disposal

Italy’s biggest sale of state assets in a decade failed initially to generate much excitement on the Milan stock exchange. The government’s disposal

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Renzi presents Italy's tax-cutting budget

The Italian budget unveiled on Thursday by the prime minister is a mixture of tax cuts and investment that may please the people – and cause rumbles

The Italian budget unveiled on Thursday by the prime minister is a mixture of tax cuts and investment that may please the people – and cause rumbles

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Future of SMEs: Europe’s economic powerhouses

SMEs are the lifeblood of Europe's economy, accounting for 85% of its workforce. But they need to innovate and invest to prosper.

SMEs are the lifeblood of Europe's economy, accounting for 85% of its workforce. But they need to innovate and invest to prosper.

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Little Italian confidence despite return to growth says ISTAT

April brought a cold shower to Italian businesses after eight straight months of rises. ISTAT’s manufacturing confidence index registered a

April brought a cold shower to Italian businesses after eight straight months of rises. ISTAT’s manufacturing confidence index registered a

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Italian economy predicted growth after three-year recession

The Italian economy could post its first year of expansion in 2015 after a three-year recession. That’s a prediction by the Organisation for

The Italian economy could post its first year of expansion in 2015 after a three-year recession. That’s a prediction by the Organisation for

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What is social innovation and why is it good for business?

Social innovation is one of the fastest growing trends in Europe. Its founded on the idea that social needs can be met while creating competitiveness

Social innovation is one of the fastest growing trends in Europe. Its founded on the idea that social needs can be met while creating competitiveness

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Spanish telecoms group Telefonica buys stake in Mediaset

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has agreed to buy an 11.1 percent stake in Mediaset, the Italian pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi, for 100

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has agreed to buy an 11.1 percent stake in Mediaset, the Italian pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi, for 100

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Italian wages rise in May

Italian workers’ wages edged up in May. They rose 1.3 percent from the same month last year. That compared with April’s 30-year low of a 1.2

Italian workers’ wages edged up in May. They rose 1.3 percent from the same month last year. That compared with April’s 30-year low of a 1.2