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  1. Business and economy

    Italy sees first effects of the virtuous circle in high-tech

    by Luca Orlando

    IT
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    “Not doing it would be foolish,” explains Italian machinery industry executive Claudio Piccinini when asked about investing in high tech capital goods. “Our investment is a couple of million euros,” he said. “We are investing six million,” adds his peer Luciano Sanguineti, “and we are preparing for future growth”. And these were not isolated cases among entrepreneurs and managers gathered in ...

  2. Business and economy

    Confindustria asks for "governability and stability": the return to a proportional electoral law isn't a solution

    by Paolo Pombeni

    IT
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    Confindustria President Vincenzo Boccia sent a clear message to the country’s society and politicians in his speech during the annual assembly of the employers’ association: Confindustria does not reason like a lobby, but like an important intersection of the country’s ruling classes. This is because Confindustria reaffirms that “our strength comes from feeling part of a community,” “a political actor, but equidistant ...

  3. European view

    History doesn't run in reverse

    by Barry Eichengreen

    IT
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    A good case can be made that creating the euro and Italy's participation were both historic mistakes. The problem, we now know, is that monetary union without banking union and ...

  4. European view

    Return to the Lira? A long-run view

    by John H Cochrane

    IT
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    Should Italy have her own currency, and run her own monetary policy? For today, let’s focus on the long-run question, leaving out for now the transition and any immediate ...

  5. Business and economy

    Europe's locomotive is no more, German economy only pulling itself

    by Marco Fortis

    IT
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    While Trump’s decisions on the economy and immigration, and the legal controversies surrounding Brexit, have drawn widespread attention, the problem underlying a consistently low European growth has moved decidedly to the back burner. Recent data on German GDP in 2016 (+1.9% from 2015) was applauded by analysts with surprising satisfaction and without a hint of criticism. They find it reassuring that the GDP of Europe is ...

  6. Public finance

    Growth and reforms must not take the back seat to political consensus

    by Giorgio Santilli

    IT
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    The political debate around the EU's request to cut the deficit next month, the budget blueprint for 2018 and the National Reform Plan should stop relying on slogans and focus on the true issue right now: what are the priorities that the Gentiloni government must pursue and how can it fund the initiatives to pursue them? The first question was answered yesterday by the prime minister himself. His answer is understandable: priorities and jobs are the ...