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Italy prepares new 40 bln euros economic stimulus package – source

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ROME, April 12 (Reuters) – Italy’s government is preparing a new stimulus package worth around 40 billion euros ($47.60 billion) to support its coronavirus-battered economy, a source close to the matter said on Monday. The extra borrowing will probably push this year’s budget deficit above 10% of gross domestic product......

Breakingviews – Capital Calls – Tod’s needs Ferragni sizzle, plus

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The 76th Venice Film Festival – Screening of the film “Chiara Ferragni – Unposted” – Photocall – Venice, Italy, September 4, 2019 – Chiara Ferragni poses. MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) – EFFETTO FERRAGNI. Chiara Ferragni’s digital magic worked on Tod’s shares. The Italian maker of $500-a-pair loafers rallied 14% on Friday......

European stocks ease from record high ahead of earnings season

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks eased from all-time highs on Monday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the earnings season, while British retailers were set......

Rowing: Double Olympic champion Glover makes golden return at Euros

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LONDON (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Helen Glover moved closer to becoming the first British mother to row at a Games on Sunday when she won women’s pair gold at the European championships in her first competition for nearly five years. FILE PHOTO: Rowing – 2018 Oxford University vs Cambridge......

Next week crucial for Italy, EU talks over Alitalia – minister

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FILE PHOTO: Alitalia plane is seen on the tarmac after landing at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Talks between Italy and the European Commission over the revamp of Alitalia will enter a key phase next week,......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 718 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,567 from 18,938 the day before. Italy has registered 113,923 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year,......

Italy’s economy seen growing 4.1% this year, business lobby says

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s virus-hit economy is expected to grow 4.1% this year and 4.2% in 2022 in an “uncertain ascent from the abyss”, the country’s business lobby Confindustria said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: People walk past closed bars and restaurants as Rome becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown,......

Italy’s Draghi accuses ‘dictator’ Erdogan, draws Turkey’s condemnation

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FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Prime Minister, Mario Draghi speaks during a joint press conference with Italy’s Economy Minister and Italy’s Minister for Labour and Social Policy following a Cabinet meeting in Rome, Italy, March 19, 2021. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via REUTERS ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday accused......

Sports streaming service DAZN weighs IPO to drive fresh growth

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By Elvira Pollina, Douglas Busvine MILAN (Reuters) – DAZN, the online sports broadcaster which this year snatched the rights to screen Italy’s top-flight soccer league from Sky, is considering the possibility of going public as it chases further growth, its joint chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Internet streaming service DAZN’s......

ACS interested in buying “significant” stake in Atlantia’s motorway unit – source

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters in Rome, Italy, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) -Spanish infrastructure group ACS has sent a letter to Atlantia expressing interest in buying a “significant stake” in the Italian group’s motorway unit, a source with knowledge of the......

Giorgio Armani could consider an Italian partner: magazine

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FILE PHOTO: Italian designer Giorgio Armani appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show for Giorgio Armani Prive in Paris, France, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Giorgio Armani may consider a joint venture with another Italian company, the founder of the Milanese......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

IMF raises its growth forecast for UK economy after 2020 crash

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LONDON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for British economic growth, which is set to outpace the euro zone this year after its slump in 2020 but is unlikely to regain its pre-pandemic size until some time in 2022. FILE PHOTO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo......

Europe’s STOXX 600 hits record high on global recovery optimism

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(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) April 6 (Reuters) – Europe’s benchmark equity index hit a record high on Tuesday, recovering all of its pandemic-driven losses as investors bet on a speedy global economic recovery,......

I’m here to win, not just reach finals, says disappointed Sinner

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(Reuters) – Jannik Sinner said nerves had played a big part in Sunday’s Miami Open final defeat to Hubert Hurkacz but the Italian teenager was keen to focus on the positives after just missing out on his first Masters 1000 title. FILE PHOTO: Apr 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Jannik......

Juventus trio return to training after COVID-19 breaches

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(Reuters) – Juventus players Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur Melo returned to training as their punishment for breaching COVID-19 rules last week came to an end on Sunday. The trio trained with the rest of Andrea Pirlo’s squad as they prepared for a Serie A match with Napoli on......

Soccer-Napoli hold off Crotone fightback, Atalanta and Lazio win

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ROME (Reuters) – Napoli survived a spirited fightback from bottom side Crotone to earn a 4-3 win and go fourth in Serie A on Saturday, as the fierce battle for Champions League qualification continued. Lorenzo Insigne and Victor Osimhen struck for the hosts before Simy pulled one back, but Dries......

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