Italians spend less on food

Italians are buying less and not such good quality food as they used to, according to the latest data released by the national statistics institute Istat on domestic consumer spending in 2009. The...

Italian industrial production falls sharply

Industrial production in Italy in 2009 fell by 17.5 per cent compared to 2008 according to the national statistics institute ISTAT. This is the sharpest annual fall since 1991, the first year in which...

Rome more expensive than London.

Rome is a more expensive place to live than it was three years ago according to the latest UBS Price and Earnings report. The data released by the Swiss bank shows that it is now even more expensive t...

Low ranking for Italian salaries.

Salaries in Italy rank among the lowest in the developed world according to a recent report issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Italy ranked 23 out of 30 for...

National demonstration heads for Rome.

The largest labour union in Italy, the CGIL, has called a demonstration in Rome for 4 April to protest the rising unemployment, falling salaries and weakened pensions that have resulted from Italy's f...

Alitalia accepts Air France-KLM buy-in.

Air France-KLM has signed a deal with Alitalia

Fixed prices in Rome bars.

Selected bars in Rome have agreed to maintain the price of coffee, cappuccino, brioche, fruit juice, sandwiches and other items for four months under a nationwide initiative aimed at mitigating the ri...

Economic indicators gloomy.

Progress reports for the Italian economy at the end of the third quarter show higher prices, rising unemployment, a widening trade deficit, increased public debt and GDP growth hovering around zero....

Italy in recession

The Italian economy

Less tax money for the Church.

Church revenues deriving from the Italian tax scheme

Public sector absenteeism falls.

The government is claiming victory for the anti-absenteeism legislation adopted 25 June, after a report released by the ministry of public administration and innovation showed sick days in July down a...

Rome sales season floundering.

Following pessimistic predictions by national consumer groups, the local branch of Italian merchants association Confcomercio Roma confirms that the summer discount season for clothes and accessories...

Italian industry earnings suffer.

According to a study by Istat, Italy

Tax returns revealed.

Magistrates in the Rome district attorney

Inflation on the rise.

According to Italy

Government gets tough on work safety.

The government has greenlighted new laws in a bid to reduce the number of so-called

Istat reveals new Italian shopping basket.

Italian institute for statistics (Istat) has made its annual alterations to the contents of the shopping basket to be applied in 2008 in determining the changes in the cost of living. New in this year


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