[ALBA] Michele Ferrero helped introduce Nutella and Kinder chocolate to the world, turning his family's Italian confectionary business into a global giant with annual sales of about US$10 billion...

[VATICAN CITY] The Vatican, responding to a German newspaper report that former pope Benedict's condition was serious, said it was "not particularly worrying" and that he was overcoming the acute...

INTESA Sanpaolo SpA sweetened its takeover offer for UBI Banca by adding 652 million euros (S$1.04 billion) in cash as it tries to win approval of Italian investors hit by the pandemic.

VENICE'S long-awaited flood defence system designed to protect the lagoon city from damaging waters during high tides on Friday survived a first test of its 78 barriers.

INVESTORS are snapping up Italy's government debt with as much appetite as during previous European summers, when the high yields proved the perfect place to pick up a steady return while...

UBI Banca last Friday rejected a takeover bid by rival Intesa Sanpaolo as inadequate and risky for its shareholders, while pledging to boost dividends despite cutting profit forecasts.

[ROME] Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer...

[ROME] Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said Tuesday he had caught the novel coronavirus but was now recovered, describing the experience as "a nightmare".

[ROME] The first group of foreign farm workers, more than 100 Moroccans, arrived in Italy on Friday, via a so-called "green corridor" allowing them to fly in to help pick the country's ripening...

[ROME] Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ramped up the pressure on Italy's banking sector, urging lenders to speed up delivery of state-backed loans to businesses paralysed by a nationwide lockdown to...