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

    The week ahead in business and finance

    by Claudio Celio

    This week will kick off with Monday’s Cabinet meeting to approve updated economic forecasts that will form the basis for the 2017 budget. Macroeconomic data will focus on Industrial turnover and ...

  2. Italy’s  week ahead in Parliament
    Politics

    The week ahead in Parliament

    by Roberto Turno

    Reform and funding of the publishing sector, reform of the criminal procedure and criminal procedure code with the extension of the statute of limitations, and finally new rules on the retirement ...

  3. Tax pressure  still a crushing problem for SMEs
    Business & Economy

    Tax pressure still a crushing problem for SMEs

    by Cristiano Dell’Oste and Giovanni Parente

    Last year four out of ten businesses paid more taxes than in 2014 with an average increase of €30,278, even though the average tax rate on corporate profits was 30%, a decline of 2.5 percentage points on an annual basis