Organised crime in Italy: Mafia in the middle

UK Only Post:  Regular post Problem:  The authorities on trial in America Fly Name:  Organised crime in Italy Rubric:  Italian mobsters have spread from the south Place:  ROME IN THE crime movie “The Italian Job” Charlie, played by Michael Caine, upsets a mafia leader by trespassing on his turf to steal gold. The storyline is foolish, although amusing: the movie …

The company case: Beauty as well as the animals

UK Only Post:  Regular post Problem:  Just for everybody Fly Title:  The company case Rubric:  Think global, act artisan Principal picture:  20141213_SRP003_1.jpg YOU MIGHT EXPECT LVMH on the Avenue Montaigne in Paris’ headquarters to showcase its complete array of brands, from Sephora (make-up) to Moet & Chandon (champagne). They do get some play in a little museum housed in the …

The Economist: December 13th 2014 Digital highlights,

UK Only Post:  Regular post Fly Name:  The Economist Rubric:  An array of posts released in the last week on Economist.com Byline:  C.R. Principal picture:  20141213_blp502.jpg FootballPeople of broadly distinct beliefs and faith are now likely to discover themselves in exactly the same changing room and on the exact same team. Prohibiting faith will not appear to be a realistic …

The Economist describes: What structural reform is and the reason it’s significant

WHAT CAN authorities do to power economic growth? Most economists think that authorities must help markets work economically: applying contracts, concluding insolvencies, hooking businesses up to the power grid, and so on. The World Bank has a yearly standing of efficient authorities are: the latest tables were released in October. In many states authorities allow it to be rough to …

Italy's Five Star Movement: Falling star

UK Only Post:  Regular post Fly Name:  Italy's Five Star Movement Rubric:  Beppe Grillo says he’s tired, and his movement is tired of his autocratic leaders Place:  ROME IT APPEARS of late that Italian politics is a question of which major party can tear itself to bits first. Matteo Renzi, the prime minister and leader of the centre left Democratic …

Italian fashion houses: Thinking outside the box

UK Only Post:  Regular post Fly Name:  Italian fashion houses Rubric:  Italy's family-owned businesses should follow Brunello Cucinelli's lead in seeking outside investment Place:  MILAN Principal picture:  20141004_WBP502_473.jpg ITALY is experiencing an ethnic, religious, economical and political revival, says Brunello Cucinelli, chief executive and the creator of the high-end clothing brand. Mr Cucinelli calls that Italy will shortly appear from the …

Economic reform in Europe: The growth of the Vallenzi

UK Only Post:  Regular post Problem:  The Party v the folks Fly Name:  Economic reform in Europe Rubric:  The leaders of France and Italy have a window to pursue reforms that are actual, but it’s just a narrow one Principal picture:  20141004_LDP003_0.jpg IN the euro zone’s smouldering economic landscape, the future is riding on two guys. In France Manuel Valls …

The Economist: October 4th 2014 Digital highlights,

Drowned by the waveRapid technological advancement is leading to the increased automation of jobs which militaries of skilled workers have formerly performed. In our video, we investigate the effect this will have on the world economyThinking outside the carton as well as labour markets Brunello Cucinelli, a leading fashion-house in Milan, is not common among moderate-sized companies as it’s opened …

Italy and reform: Renzi revisited

UK Only Post:  Regular post Problem:  The split that is homosexual Fly Name:  Italy and reform Rubric:  The Italian prime minister positions his credibility to the passing of reforms that are large faces plenty of doubters Place:  ROME Principal picture:  20141011_EUD001_0.jpg THE Sala Verde (green room) in the prime minister’s official residence, Palazzo Chigi, in Rome has previously been the …