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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.

Glass half empty: Italy, France seek wine output cut to prop up prices

Aug 07 2020

* French Champagne houses, growers negotiating cuts to harvest

Italy's artisans anxious as brands haggle to bridge luxury gap

Jun 26 2020

FLORENCE/MILAN With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy's artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays.

FOCUS-Italy's artisans anxious as brands haggle to bridge luxury gap

Jun 26 2020

FLORENCE/MILAN, June 26 With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy's artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays.

From zero to hero: Italy's Chinese help beat coronavirus

Apr 01 2020

FLORENCE In the storm of infection and death sweeping Italy, one big community stands out to health officials as remarkably unscathed -- the 50,000 ethnic Chinese who live in the town of Prato.

RPT-From zero to hero: Italy's Chinese help beat coronavirus

Apr 01 2020

FLORENCE, April 1 In the storm of infection and death sweeping Italy, one big community stands out to health officials as remarkably unscathed -- the 50,000 ethnic Chinese who live in the town of Prato.

Producers fear buyers will lose taste for Italian wines

Mar 10 2020

FLORENCE/MILAN Italian vintners fear that foreign buyers will turn their noses up at their latest wines after the country was hit by Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus.

Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

Aug 18 2019

ROME/LUCCA Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition.

Struggling fashion group Roberto Cavalli to seek deal with creditors

Mar 29 2019

FLORENCE/MILAN Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, which has posted a string of losses in recent years, will seek a deal with its creditors to keep the business running while it finds a new investor, the company said on Friday.

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