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Italian bank fears expected to grow after debt downgrade

The Guardian - 21 Oct 2018
Fears that Italy's banks face a black hole in their finances are expected to grow this week following a debt downgrade that could send the value of bank reserves plummeting. Despite efforts to shore up Italian banks' reserves, a downgrade by the ...

Fresh outcry in Italy as third person killed by wild boar hunters - 21 Oct 2018
Annamaria Procacci, from the wildlife protection organisation, Enpa, said:"It is unacceptable that in Italy we continue to die because of the whims of those shotguns that are still allowed to kill for fun. The government should force hunters to hang up ...

Austria-Italy passport row tests Europe's populist allies

BBC News - 21 Oct 2018
Austria and Italy have become embroiled in a dispute over dual citizenship in Italy's border region of South Tyrol. It is a row with added intensity because it involves two nationalist parties that see eye-to-eye on many of Europe's pressing issues ...

Italy vows to stay in eurozone

Seeking Alpha - 21 Oct 2018
The leaders of Italy's populist coalition government, forged between the Five Star and League parties, said they have no intention of leaving the euro, but will stick with spending plans that led Moody's to cut the nation's credit rating to one step ...

Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response

Washington Post - 20 Oct 2018
ROME — Italy's deputy premier on Saturday brushed off a ratings downgrade and vowed to forge ahead with the government's rule-busting budget as Italy prepared to respond to European Union concerns about its high deficit targets. International credit ...

Napoli's welcomes customers to taste southern Italy

San Angelo Standard Times - 21 Oct 2018
The joyful tastes of southern Italy has arrived in San Angelo with Napoli's. The building previously housed Chandler's Bar and Grill, which closed in February of this year. It didn't stay empty for long though. Napoli's at 421 S Chadbourne St. opened ...

Flip side of Italy's woes is a German economy with a suspect engine - 21 Oct 2018
But the Italian difficulties represent only one side of the euro problem. The flip side is to be seen in Germany and, contrary to popular misconceptions, it isn't rosy either. On the face of it, Germany is an amazing economic success story. The economy ...

Italy's Populists Fight for Support From a Million Mountain Folk

Bloomberg - 21 Oct 2018
The governing coalition also faced a downgrade by Moody's Investors Service, which cut Italy's credit rating on Friday to one level above junk on concerns about the nation's fiscal strength and the stalling of plans for structural reform. The country's ...

One of Italy's Last 'Story Singers' Is Briefly Left Speechless

New York Times - 19 Oct 2018
MILITELLO, Sicily — For one of the few times in his life, Franco Trincale was speechless. The man who had spent some 60 years belting out song after song about the exploitation of workers, sundry social injustices and Italy's political and criminal ...

5 Super Wine Resorts and Hotels For Your Next Vacation In Italy

Forbes - 18 Oct 2018
November is still a great time to visit Italian wine country—while one harvest (grape) is wrapping up, another (olive) is shifting into high gear. Crisp autumnal weather coupled with area restaurants offering rich seasonal menus are just some of the ...

Where do all the English speakers live in Italy?

The Local Italy - 18 Oct 2018
A note on the numbers: they refer to people who have officially registered their residence with the local authorities, something all foreigners in Italy are supposed to do after three months living here (but that some don't). They don't include non ...

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