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  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    ROME— Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

  • Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    ROME— Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. The 77- year-old media mogul spoke to reporters Thursday about a court order earlier in the week that he must spend four hours assisting at a center for the elderly in northern Italy.

  • LONDON, April 17- Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London- based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros, four sources close to the deal told Reuters.

  • Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    ROME— Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016..

  • Strong European currencies eat into company profits Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    *Others want European Central Bank to act. Some of Europe's largest companies including Danone, SAP AG and L'Oreal have posted buoyant first-quarter sales volumes in the past week thanks largely to strong demand in emerging markets such as Brazil and in North America.

  • Alfa heads to US in June with sporty $54,000 4C Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After a nearly 20- year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4 C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa's parent company, Italian automaker Fiat SpA, will release more details next month.

  • Wind of change starts blowing at Italian companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    *Corporate governance improving in Italy. MILAN, April 16- Eager to attract foreign investors as it slowly emerges from its longest recession in 70 years, cash-strapped Italy Inc. is taking the first steps to end decades of opaque management and shoddy governance.

  • April 16- The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.

  • PARIS, April 15- Privately owned luxury group Labelux has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to advise it on a possible London market flotation of Jimmy Choo this autumn that could value the upmarket shoemaker at over 900 million pounds, industry and financial sources said.

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    His support is also crucial for a constitutional reform to abolish the Senate sought by Premier Matteo Renzi. He was, however, booted from the Senate and given a two-year ban on running for elected office.

  • Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    MILAN— Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand— The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures.

  • The abandoned 'Stazione Sanitaria di Poveglia' (Hospital of Poveglia) with the San Vitale belfry, August 27, 2011 in Venice, Italy.

    Italy has decided to sell one of its island located in the Venice lagoon in an online auction, searching for funds to cut its public debt.

  • MILAN, April 14- Claudio Descalzi faces a delicate balancing act as he takes the helm of Italian oil major Eni- guaranteeing Italy's gas supply by nurturing relations with Russia, while exploring new drilling frontiers in Africa and Asia to boost profit.

  • MILAN, April 14- Italy won orders worth 6.72 billion euros for an inflation-linked bond on the first day of sale on Monday, confirming small investors' appetite for a security that often raises record amounts.

  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    *Porsche product drive faced scepticism among fans. MILAN, April 14- As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche.

  • European markets bounce back     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressures from potential QE in the euro zone and a down day for financials and airlines.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Glencore Xstrata is selling its Peruvian mine.

  • *Israel in talks with Egypt, Turkey on major gas export deals. MILAN/ LONDON, April 14- Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.

  • Paul Krugman, Italian finance minister have a scrap Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Italian Economy and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome,  March 12, 2014.

    U.S. economist Paul Krugman is a critic of Italy's finance minister. The minister's having none of it.

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