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  • Milan designers indulged in fringe, beading and elegant lines. Some highlights from the last day of fall/winter shows, anchored by Giorgio Armani:. Giorgio Armani may be known for his jackets, but trousers were the headliners of his ultra-elegant collection for next fall and winter.

  • *EU minus Britain to meet in Rome on March 25. *Some see "multi-speed Europe" as divisive, threat. BRUSSELS, Feb 27- European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will propose to national leaders next month a handful of options for shoring up unity once Britain launches a withdrawal that some fear could trigger a further unravelling of the bloc.

  • MILAN— A transition is underway in the Milan fashion scene, with new designers taking over traditional brands and younger creatives breaking out with their own labels. Dolce& Gabbana, Marni, Ferragamo, Stella Jean and Arthur Arbesser were among those with shows on Sunday. Anderson's son Dylan Lee and Foxx's daughter Corrine were among more than 100 "influencers"—...

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Italy's biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo abandoned plans to join forces with the country's largest insurer Assicurazioni Generali on Friday, saying a tie-up would not create value for its shareholders. Management changes at Generali and political weakness in Rome helped fuel bid talk in recent months, with media reports suggesting Axa,...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea. But the risk of corruption tainting public works contracts is a chronic problem throughout Italy.

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Hampered by persistent political risks and sluggish economic growth, Europe's equity markets have disappointed investors for years. Political worries compounded by a series of uncertain national elections in Europe this year are sometimes cited as a factor holding investors back. Yet for those who have drawn lessons from how European stocks...

  • The EU with a great opportunity to achieve results without the hurdles put in the way by Britain, Italy's ex-prime minister told CNBC.

  • Not too surprised, takeover battle

    Francesco Filia, CEO at Fasanara Capital, reacts to news that Vivendi's Chairman Vincent Bollore is being investigated for his stake building in Mediaset.

  • Should be worried about lack of unityit Italy's politics, on verge of big instability - push for more unity

    Enrico Letta, dean at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po and president of the Jacques Delors Institute, discusses politics in Italy.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 23- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that the EU should make it easier for some member states to deepen their integration in some areas without the whole bloc following suit. The European Union executive will make proposals in a high-profile policy White Paper it will publish next week, Juncker said in a speech...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air will launch in Europe in May, targeting people who fly business class in a potential challenge to the continent's traditional airlines. The London- headquartered airline will try to better what its sister company, Surf Air, has done in California. Across U.S. and European operations, Surf Air expects to...

  • NPL problem is significant in Italy: EBA’s exec director

    Adam Farkas, executive director at European Banking Authority, talks about whether a ‘bad bank for toxic loans in the European Union’ can be implemented.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air will launch in Europe in May, targeting people who fly business-class in a potential challenge to the continent's traditional airlines. The London- headquartered airline will try to better what its sister company, Surf Air, has done in California. Surf Air has ordered 45 Swiss-made Pilatus eight-seat jets...

  • MILAN— Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before. Brands like Gucci and Bottega Veneta sat out last month's menswear previews to combine their efforts this round, while some labels, like Roberto Cavalli, were taking breaks during creative...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 22, 2017.

    Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.

  • MILAN, Feb 22- The curtain went up on Milan's fashion week on Wednesday with Gucci's enchanted garden inspired looks and Fay's 1990 s rock chick styles paraded for the womenswear autumn and winter 2017/ 2018 season. After New York and London, the Italian capital of fashion will be the setting for six days of runway shows, exhibitions, parties and events as the...