1. Milan stocks: insurers’ and banks’ rally  leads market  up  1.4%
    Markets

    Milan stocks: insurers’ and banks’ rally leads market up 1.4%

    by Andrea Fontana

    Milan was the best performing major European market on Tuesday. Insurer Unipolsai surged 3.8% and Generali jumped 2.5%, while banks were driven by BPER (+2.8%). Restructuring at MPS (0.7%) and UniCredit (2.2%) brought renewed attention to the major effort underway to manage bad credit

  2. “We’ll go ahead on  TTIP negotiations,” EU Commissioner Malmström keeps repeating
    Business & Economy

    “We’ll go ahead on TTIP negotiations,” EU Commissioner Malmström keeps repeating

    by Beda Romano

    After criticism of the deal by German vice-chancellor Gabriel, also France’s undersecretary of Trade Fekl said the talks on the free-trade agreement are stalled. But EC Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) insisted in saying that “negotiations aren’t failed.” “It’s necessary to reassure the Commission of our utmost support,” Italian Minister Calenda said

  3. Vatican 24

    Vatican’s bumpy road to Beijing is smoothing down

    The Chinese government expressed appreciation for the comments from Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on the convergence between the Holy See and China, whose official relations had been suspended since 1951. So the possibility of a trip of Pope Francis to the Asian giant, unthinkable until a short time ago, is becoming more likely, Carlo Marroni writes