The European Union's dilly-dallying on trade and investment issues with China is incomprehensible, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
*Decision not tied to Bollore's Italy investments-source. MILAN, Sept 27- French financier Vincent Bollore has decided to pull out of a Mediobanca shareholder pact after two decades in a surprise move that could make Italy's most influential investment bank more of a takeover target. Based on Wednesday's closing price, the stake was worth around 645 million...
MILAN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 14- Mediaset's idea of creating a pan-European TV player could happen sooner than expected, though there are no talks at present, the Italian broadcaster's finance chief said on Thursday. Speaking at a presentation of programming plans, Marco Giordani said none of Europe's generalist TV operators was in a position to buy the other, but...
PARIS, Sept 13- TF1, France's largest private TV broadcaster, is not discussing a major European cross-border deal with its Italian counterpart Mediaset, a spokeswoman for TF1 said on Thursday. Mediaset's boss, Pier Silvio Berlusconi, sparked speculation about a potential merger within the European broadcasting sector by saying his group was working on a...
The leader of Italy's right-wing Lega (League) party said the center-right coalition has the "right and duty" to govern the country.
Italy is headed towards a hung parliament Monday, following an election that saw voters shun mainstream politics and opt for more anti-establishment parties.
The National People's Congress meeting in China started with Premier Li Keqiang announcing a 6.5 percent growth target for 2018.
Italy's political parties will still need to "cater to the majority of Italians" when a coalition government is formed, says Dominic Schnider of UBS Wealth Management.
Sarah Hewin of Standard Chartered Bank says living standards in Italy "have really suffered" over the past few years despite the country's recent economic growth.
"We are a step away from victory," 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said at a rally in Rome's Piazza del Popolo.
The likelihood of an anti-euro, anti-establishment government being elected is "pretty small," says Lorenzo Codogno of LC Macro Advisors.
Italy's Five Star Movement, its anti-establishment party, is in the lead on an individual party basis.
Talks to form a coalition in Germany won't dent the European economy, but they raise leadership questions, writes Michael Ivanovitch.
Silvio Berlusconi has taken his fight to become eligible for next year's Italian election to the European Court of Human Rights.
Renzi said he would quit following his crushing defeat in Sunday's referendum.
Jim Stewart, New York Times, discusses Silvio Berlusconi and President-elect Donald Trump conflict parallels.
The long-time owner sold the soccer club to the new owners after being reassured they will invest heavily to return the team to its former glory.
AC Milan are the latest European football team to move into Chinese ownership after Silvio Berlusconi said he had sold the club, the FT reports.
Is China's richest man, Jack Ma, buying storied Italian football club A.C. Milan? Ma himself is pleading ignorance.
Alan Friedman, author of “Berlusconi”, discusses the achievements and controversies surrounding the former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.