1. Politics

    Political elections loom nearer as Democratic Party splits

    by Emilia Patta

    Democratic Party’s secretary Matteo Renzi (pictured) yesterday resigned from his position opening the door for the congress to be held immediately. The leftist minority is leaving and this separation will affect Italy’s political scenario

  2. Italian President Sergio Mattarella to lead official business mission to Beijing
    Business & Economy

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella to lead official business mission to Beijing

    by Rita Fatiguso

    From February 21 to February 26 Italy will be represented in China at the top level. President Mattarella and Foreign Minister Alfano will attend the fourth Business Forum Italy China, organized by Confindustria, led by Vice President Licia Mattioli, and Italian Trade Agency. New opportunities are opening up on the Silk Road, especially in the fields of mechanics and logistics

  3. The week ahead in Parliament
    Politics

    The week ahead in Parliament

    by Roberto Turno

    The government will push ahead its agenda with several votes of confidence. Starting tomorrow, PM Gentiloni will ask the Chamber of Deputies to definitively approve the contentious decree-law “Milleproroghe” which calls for hundreds of term limit extensions

  4. The week ahead in business and finance
    Business & Economy

    The week ahead in business and finance

    by Claudio Celio

    This week’s macroeconomic data focus on industrial turnover and orders, retail trade and consumer and business confidence. The Italian Treasury will test primary market with a CTz and BTP€i auctions and a 6-months BOT auction

  5. Startups keep booming, albeit not in size
    Business & Economy

    Startups keep booming, albeit not in size

    by Marzio Bartoloni

    According to the Yearly Report for 2016 there are currently almost 7,000 startups, more than twice as many as two years ago, but revenues remain low. The financial leverage of the Guarantee Fund, access to which is free in the case of startups, seems to be working