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Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

ITALY

Telecom Italia makes €543m but economic crisis continues

MILAN, ITALY: Telecom Italia reported a first-half net profit of €543m but said a weak domestic market was offsetting positive results from its Brazilian business.

7 Aug 2014

ITALY

Etihad buys 49% of Alitalia

MILAN, ITALY: Emirates airline Etihad Airways is to buy 49% of Alitalia, the two companies said after concluding months of tough negotiations, following years of financial crises at the Italian airline.

26 Jun 2014

ITALY

Fiat changes name, disappoints with profits

MILAN, ITALY: Italian car company Fiat announced on Wednesday (29 January) it was changing its name to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) after completing the purchase of US car manufacturer in a move that Fiat chairman John Elkann said "heralded a new chapter".

30 Jan 2014

ITALY

Fiat shares surge on Chrysler merger

ROME, ITALY: Shares in Italian car giant Fiat rose sharply after it announced it would take full control of Chrysler in an historic US$3.65bn deal.

3 Jan 2014

ITALY

Versace in search of minority shareholder

MILAN, ITALY: Versace is seeking a minority investor and a spokesman at the Italian fashion house says about €250m could be pumped into the luxury brand if the right investor is found.

19 Sep 2013

ITALY

Prada net profits rise 7.6% to €308m

MILAN, ITALY: Italy's luxury fashion brand Prada said on Tuesday (17 September) that its net profit rose by 7.6% in the first half of its fiscal year to €308.2 m and expressed confidence for the future despite an uncertain international economic outlook.

18 Sep 2013

ITALY

Fiat profits sharply up but shares fall

MILAN, ITALY: Italian car company Fiat reported a huge increase in second-quarter profits on Tuesday (30 July) but its share price fell sharply after US partner Chrysler revised down its 2013 financial targets

31 Jul 2013

ITALY

Women prisoners launch fashion label

ROME, ITALY: Women's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside.

6 Jun 2013

ITALY

Invest in good food, not junk says FAO

ROME, ITALY: The UN's food agency on Tuesday (4 June) said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.

5 Jun 2013

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