Government

Italy govt plans to sell 40% stake in post office - minister

26.01.14

Privatisation process to start tomorrow

European Commission

Italy sued for omitting animal testing rules

27.01.14

EU calls for financial penalties

Winter Gold

Italian 9-mth gold jewelry exports up 7% yr/yr

27.01.14

Q3 demand up 5.4%; prices down 15.5%

Istat

In the Future Italy Will be Multiethnic

28.12.11

Foreign Population Will Triple by 2065.

Parliament

Monti Wins Confidence Vote on Austerity Plan

22.12.11

Senate Passed the Package 257-41

Former Prime Minister

Berlusconi Confirms He Won’t Run Again

20.12.11

The ex Premier Said His Party Will Support Monti

Economy

Italy 2014 GDP seen up 0.7%; up 1.0% in 2015 - Bank of Italy

26.01.14

Sees 2013 budget deficit close to 3%/GDP. 2013 GDP seen down 1.8%. Unemployment seen at 12.9% in 2014, inflation at 1.4%

Economy

Italy Nov industrial orders up 2.3% mth/mth, down 3% yr/yr

27.01.14

Turnover up 0.9% mth/mth, down 2.7% yr/yr

Economy

Italy Nov trade surplus 3.091 bln eur

27.01.14

Jan-Nov surplus 26.793 bln eur

Economy

Italy 2014 GDP seen up 0.3% - Confcommercio

27.01.14

2014 consumption down 0.2% vs down 2.4% in 2013

Company News

Eni audit does not indicate wrongdoing in Algeria probe

27.01.14

Eni board acknowledges changes at Saipem

Company News

Finmeccanica unit wins Qatar chlor-alkali plant contract

27.01.14

Total value of project 70 mln usd