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Confindustria slashes GDP forecasts

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Confindustria, representing Italy's industrial employers, on Tuesday said it was cutting its growth estimates for the economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) will shrink this year by 0.4%, compared with an earlier forecast of 0.

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Mediterranean deaths are 'homicides,' says EU

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Michele Cercone, the spokesman for European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, on Tuesday said the spate of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean were "homicides, not accidents".

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Italy will do it, I don't know when says Marchionne

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Italy will pick itself up out of its current economic slump when it starts attracting more foreign investment, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday, adding that he did not know when this was going to happen.

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Court cuts alimony for Berlusconi ex - report

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A Milan appeals court has ruled in favour of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi and against his former wife in an alimony dispute case, cutting Veronica Lario's monthly support payments and ordering her to repay 36 million euros, an Italian newspaper reported Tu...

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Average price for visit to Universal Fair to be 22 euros

Milan Expo tickets go on sale to public

Tickets to Milan Expo 2015 went on sale to the general public for the first time on Monday.


Says Renzi 'very convinced', 5.8 million tickets already sold

20 mn visitors 'guaranteed' at Expo 2015

Twenty million visitors will attend Milan's Expo 2015, "guaranteed," Giuseppe Sala, commissioner for Expo 2015, said on Monday in an interview on Radio 24. Sala's forecast is based on the fact that 5.


A rapper, a novelist, and an American TV star join the ranks

Milan Expo 2015 presents three new ambassadors

Milan Expo 2015 has added three new ambassadors to its list of international spokespeople for the food and sustainability-themed world fair taking place from May to October next year.


Turkey and Ukraine may also join line-up of pavilions

Milan Expo makes record with 53 pavilions

A record-breaking 53 countries have pavilions under construction or approved to be built for Expo 2015, with Turkey and Ukraine as possible last-minute additions, participant director Stefano Gatti said on Friday.


September 11 'Data and information for all' tweets premier

Renzi presents Expo transparency website

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi on Thursday presented a new website devoted to news and ongoing work at the Milan Expo 2015 world's fair as part of a transparency drive after a graft probe.


September 5 Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Chinese pavilion construction

Online sales of Expo tickets to start

Individual tickets for Milan Expo 2015 will go on sale toward the end of September, Expo Commissioner Giuseppe Sala announced Thursday at ceremony kicking off the construction of the Chinese pavilion.


One million Chinese to travel to Milan to visit pavilion in 2015

Expo Chinese pavilion building kicks off

Above-ground work on the Chinese Expo 2015 pavilion kicked off Wednesday with a traditional lion dance to invoke an auspicious beginning to what is the first time China participates in a foreign world fair.


September 1 5 million tickets sold, 1 million in China

Expo looks to CL to muster volunteers

Milan Expo 2015 is looking to a 34-year-old Catholic conference in Rimini as a model for organizing the army of volunteers required by the food-themed world fair taking place May to October in Milan next year.


August 29 Efforts to bring Botticelli's Venus, Riace bronzes

Expo masterpieces cause stir

Milan Expo 2015 will focus on food, but this week efforts - and controversy - aimed at bringing iconic Italian masterpieces to the world fair came to light.


August 26 Darsena Center also illustrates re-styling of old city docks

Milan opens info point dedicated to Expo

An information point dedicated to Milan Expo 2015 and the re-styling of the Darsena, or old city docks, opened in the heart of the building site on Tuesday.


Stakes in major listed companies for geopolitical reasons

China investing in Italy ahead of Expo

An official visit by Chinese president and Communist party chief Xi Jinping has been confirmed, and he will be in Italy in mid-October to take part in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) alongside 27 EU states and 15 other Asian ones as China looks to raise inv...


'We'll pull it off,' says premier at site of World Fair

Renzi vows Milan Expo 2015 ill-wishers won't prevail

Premier Matteo Renzi said he would not let those who want to see Milan Expo 2015 fail get any satisfaction after visiting the site of next year's World Fair on Wednesday.