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Italy readies state bailout for Monte dei Paschi - sources

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

Business

Markets shiver but don't catch cold over Italian political turmoil

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

News

Five knock-on effects of Renzi's referendum defeat

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

News

Italian PM suffers heavy defeat in constitutional vote

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Sport

Lee Kiefer makes golden breakthrough at Turin Grand Prix

America’s Lee Kiefer’s took gold at the women’s foil grand prix in Turin, Italy The world No3 faced her first major test in the semi final against Arianna Errigo of Italy, a two-time world champion an

America’s Lee Kiefer’s took gold at the women’s foil grand prix in Turin, Italy The world No3 faced her first major test in the semi final against Arianna Errigo of Italy, a two-time world champion an

Sport

Jansrud clinches super G opener in Val d'Isere

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud kept his composure to clinch the opening super G race of the Alpine Skiing World Cup season in Val d’Isere on Friday.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud kept his composure to clinch the opening super G race of the Alpine Skiing World Cup season in Val d’Isere on Friday.

Science_technology

HyQ - the four-legged robot for disaster zones

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

Europe

Italy's referendum - what's at stake for the EU?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

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Opinion: a referendum puts Italy's government to the test

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Business

Italian GDP growth revised up

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

News

'Cultivated' mafia boss is arrested in southern Italy

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

Business

Italy's referendum: economic background and possible consequences.

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

News

World's oldest person Emma Morano celebrates 117th birthday

Italy’s Emma Morano, thought to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday.

Italy’s Emma Morano, thought to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday.

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Countdown to Italy's referendum on constitutional reform

Italy will hold a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday (December 4) which would limit the power of the upper house and make it easier for governments to pass…

Italy will hold a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday (December 4) which would limit the power of the upper house and make it easier for governments to pass…

Business

Smart Specialisation toward economic growth

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

Business

Does Smart Specialisation Indicate A Reforming Europe?

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about