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Business & Management After much posturing, Starbucks has finally settled on how it plans to open up its first Italian location, in Milan - the home of espresso

Starbucks finally commits to Italy

After much posturing, Starbucks has finally settled on how it plans to open up its first Italian location, in Milan – the home of espresso

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Business & Management As the depth of its Italian division's mismanagement becomes clear, BT's shares continue to plummet

Bad behaviour at BT leads to $661m Italian writedown

As the depth of its Italian division’s mismanagement becomes clear, BT’s shares continue to plummet

By: Erica de la Harpe
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Home State-controlled utility Enel has announced ambitious plans for it to bolster its internet infrastructure and catch up with the rest of Europe

Italy’s Enel to invest €2.5bn in broadband

State-controlled utility Enel has announced ambitious plans for it to bolster its internet infrastructure and catch up with the rest of Europe

By: Elizabeth Matsangou
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Finance As Italy enters another recession, the country’s new PM has a tough task, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich

Italy must address lack of competitiveness to restore economy

As Italy enters another recession, the country’s new PM has a tough task, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich

By: Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich
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Finance Despite yet another contraction, lawmakers are growing increasingly confident the Italian economy may be able to slip out of recession by the end of 2013

Italian GDP shrinks for eighth consecutive quarter

Despite yet another contraction, lawmakers are growing increasingly confident the Italian economy may be able to slip out of recession by the end of 2013

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Profiles After almost 30 years heading up some of Italy’s most prominent companies, Gabriele Galateri di Genola assumed the reins at Assicurazioni Generali in 2011 following the tumultuous departure of his predecessor

Gabriele Galateri di Genola

After almost 30 years heading up some of Italy’s most prominent companies, Gabriele Galateri di Genola assumed the reins at Assicurazioni Generali in 2011 following the tumultuous departure of his predecessor

Business & Management Avio profits rise 25 percent as Asian and European airlines trade up their old planes for newer models

Italian engineers soar in aviator boom

Avio profits rise 25 percent as Asian and European airlines trade up their old planes for newer models

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Finance Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced that a ban on oil and natural gas exploration will be relaxed

Italy relaxes offshore exploration ban

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced that a ban on oil and natural gas exploration will be relaxed

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Finance Moody’s cited the government’s weak creditworthiness as it cut long-term debt, deposit or issuer ratings for 13 Italian banks

Moody’s downgrades 13 Italian Banks

Moody’s cited the government’s weak creditworthiness as it cut long-term debt, deposit or issuer ratings for 13 Italian banks

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Profiles A well traveled executive with a raft of experience to call on, the CEO of Alitalia knows the route to success, or so it seems

Andrea Ragnetti

A well traveled executive with a raft of experience to call on, the CEO of Alitalia knows the route to success, or so it seems

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Profiles Since he became CEO of UniCredit, Ghizzoni has taken risks. Whether or not these risks can rejuvenate shareholder confidence remains to be seen

Federico Ghizzoni

Since he became CEO of UniCredit, Ghizzoni has taken risks. Whether or not these risks can rejuvenate shareholder confidence remains to be seen

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Profiles Vodafone’s CEO may come across as a humble man, but behind his soft demeanour is a spirit made of steel, determined to reach new levels of profit

Vittorio Colao

Vodafone’s CEO may come across as a humble man, but behind his soft demeanour is a spirit made of steel, determined to reach new levels of profit

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Business & Management

Italian pension funds fight their case

As a result of the financial turmoil engulfing the country, Italian pension fund providers are having to hold one emergency meeting after another, as they try to find a resolution to the fact that they are very much exposed to the nation’s sovereign debt

Culture In 1967, Nicholas Logsdail opened the first Lisson Gallery, a central London space that championed contemporary art in a way that was yet to be seen in the UK at the time. Forty-four years on and he’s gone international. Jo Caird investigates

Nicholas Logsdail’s Lisson Milan

In 1967, Nicholas Logsdail opened the first Lisson Gallery, a central London space that championed contemporary art in a way that was yet to be seen in the UK at the time. Forty-four years on and he’s gone international. Jo Caird investigates

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Culture Defence and aerospace firm Finmeccanica have jobs to offer but can't find the right people, despite high youth unemployment

Italy promotes vocational education

Defence and aerospace firm Finmeccanica have jobs to offer but can’t find the right people, despite high youth unemployment

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