1. Siena is for renters, Biella is a town for buyers
    Real Estate

    Siena is for renters, Biella is a town for buyers

    by Vito Lops

    In the Tuscan province, 29 years of rent adds up to the cost to buy the house, while in Biella, the figure is 12.1 years of rent, an index of Italian housing market dynamism shows. The index however should be analyzed case by case, seeing as every city is a unique case

  2. Public spending review’s effect reaching €30 billion in 2017, government says
    Public finance

    Public spending review’s effect reaching €30 billion in 2017, government says

    The first paper on public spending presented by spending review extraordinary commissioner Yoram Gutgeld (pictured) says that cuts added up to 18% of the total in comparison with 2014. The biggest contributors were the central administrations, ministries above all (24% of total spending). With the measures already adopted, savings will go up to €31.5 billion in 2018

  3. Industry driving recovery in investments in Southern Italy
    Business & Economy

    Industry driving recovery in investments in Southern Italy

    by Carmine Fotina

    An investigation by the Svimez think tank for 2016 points to the decisive weight of private investments, driven by industry in the strict sense, in the consolidation of the growth path started in 2015 (though still weak). The recovery of the Campania region stands out: its gross domestic product grew by 2.4% last year