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Italy's Berlusconi acquitted of bribing witness in underage prostitution case

Oct 21 2021

SIENA, Italy (Reuters) -Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was acquitted on Thursday of allegedly bribing a witness in a 2013 underage prostitution case, giving a fillip to the 85-year old who has been battling ill-health.

Italy's Chinese feel penalised by COVID Green Pass rules

Oct 19 2021

PRATO, Italy One of Italy's largest Chinese communities says it is being unfairly penalised by the government's mandatory COVID-19 health pass and has asked the authorities for a flexible interpretation of the rules.

Monte dei Paschi talks enter final stretch

Oct 04 2021

SIENA, Italy, Oct 4 Talks to sell state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) to UniCredit are set to enter the final stretch now that a vote in the Tuscan bank's hometown of Siena is out of the way.

Italy's Letta wins Siena by-election, securing PD party leadership

Oct 04 2021

SIENA, Italy (Reuters) -The leader of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) Enrico Letta has comfortably won a parliamentary by-election in Siena, final results showed, strengthening his position as party chief.

Italy's problem bank casts shadow over Draghi's summer break

Aug 13 2021

SIENA When Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi returns from his brief summer break one of the thorniest items on his "to do" list will be finally fixing the woes of the world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

Italian police probe subcontractor to Burberry over labour exploitation -warrant

Jun 09 2021

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) -Italian police have arrested a Chinese couple accused of running a leather goods business which exploited immigrant workers it employed to make handbags for a Burberry supplier, according to an arrest warrant seen by Reuters.


May 21 2021

[プラート(イタリア) 17日 ロイター] - コロナ禍による予想外の犠牲を被ったのが、イタリア国内で有数の中国人コミュニティーだ。トスカーナ州の小都市で30年以上にわたって拡大してきたコミュニティーは、いま急速に縮小しつつある。

Going home: COVID sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

May 17 2021

PRATO, Italy An unexpected victim of the coronavirus crisis is one of Italy's largest Chinese communities, now dwindling rapidly after more than 30 years of growth in a small town in Tuscany.

Italy's MPS to open data room next week but needs time-sources

Jan 13 2021

ROME/SIENA State-owned Monte dei Paschi is expected to grant access to confidential data to potential merger partners within days, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Glass half empty: Italy, France seek premium wine output cut as virus hits sales

Aug 07 2020

FLORENCE/PARIS Leading producers Italy and France are looking to slash premium wine output from the upcoming harvest to shore up prices after the coronavirus pandemic hammered sales and led to a glut of stock.

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