1. Mediaset relying on legal remedies to fend off French onslaught

    Mediaset relying on legal remedies fend off to French onslaught

    by Antonella Olivieri

    Asked about Mediaset's ongoing battle with French media group Vivendi, the Italian tv broadcaster’s CEO PierSilvio Berlusconi said the situation “will be pursed with legal means.”  In other words, he poured cold water of market hopes of a negotiated and amicable solution

  2. Markets

    The rise and fall of MPS, the world’s oldest bank

    In its over five-hundred-year history, Monte dei Paschi di Siena has always had the public sphere as a point of reference, direct or indirect. In the beginning it was its point of strength, in the last several years it has proven to be the root cause of its undoing, writes Cesare Peruzzi

  3. Business & Economy

    Thanks to old recipes and a lot of innovation, a small company in Puglia creates 100% natural salami

    “Each of these ingredients has a specific property that contributes to making the salami micro-biologically stable and safe over time,” said Raffaele Giannelli, owner of Salumi Giannelli di Troia. The honey is used as an acidifier, as it lowers the pH, while the wine, garlic and sweet pepper are excellent anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant ingredients, writes Maria Teresa Manuelli

  4. Wine 24

    Colombaia rosé: emancipating Sangiovese from its dark side

    Colombaia’s vineyards are at Colle Val d’Elsa and offer a view so breathtaking you’d take it for a Leonardo da Vinci canvas. Ancestrale, its fizzy rosè, brings in notes of yeast and bread crust before an underlying core of red floral aromas comes to the fore – roses and the slightly fleshier geranium, writes Claudio Celio