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CEOs less optimistic in 2015: PWC

Though there are pockets of optimism in various regions and countries, the overall tone of PWC's Global CEO Survey for 2015 is a pessimistic one.

Roberto Maroni

Lombard president looks to shake off Italy's investment shackles

The president of Lombardy on how he is fighting to combat nationwide issues such as high labour costs and excessive bureaucracy in order to make the Italian region more investor friendly.

A port in a storm

Port problems compound Calabria's misery

The beautiful landscape of the southern Italian region of Calabria helps to mask an area with high crime and unemployment levels. And now its one salvation of recent years – the once-thriving port of Gioia Tauro – is struggling to compete against lower cost competitors elsewhere on the Mediterranean. 

Italy cashes in on its designer appeal

Italy cashes in on its designer appeal

For all its economic woes, Italy still has one valuable commodity: its reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-end, high-quality fashion, furniture and accessories. Foreign investors have long had an appetite for the country's illustrious brands, but only now are these companies starting to see the advantages of foreign capital.

The Apulia incentive

Apulia president takes incentive-driven approach

Nichi Vendola, the president of Italy’s Apulia region, tells fDi about the incentives that are in place to attract investors and help the region to defy the recession that is afflicting the rest of Italy.

Milan M4 train

Milan's big moment

If Italy is to recover from its economic doldrums, the country’s business capital of Milan will need to lead by example. Hopes are being hinged on Expo 2015 to help the city do just that. 

Italy’s investment promotion efforts get an overhaul

Italy has established a new investment promotion agency, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency.

Italian outward FDI in four-year decline

There has been a year-on-year decline in Italian outbound FDI between 2008 and 2012.

Can Italy retain its FDI appeal

Can Italy retain its FDI appeal?

Despite its recent economic difficulties, there still is a slow trickle of foreign direct investment business coming into Italy.

Political gridlock adds to Italy's economic uncertainty

With no clear winner in Italy's recent general election, investors are faced with yet more uncertainty.

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