Italian FDI in a Changed Global Business Environment

  by Paul A. Laudicina, Chairman Emeritus of A.T. Kearney Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have only surpassed the $1.9 trillion level reached in the pre-global recession heights of 2007 once in recent years. As a result, the environment for...

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Italy – We’re Open For Business

  by Francesco Starace, CEO Enel Recent years have seen unprecedented changes across the political, economic and social landscape. Yet while navigating these “uncharted waters”, Italian firms have been able to hold a straight course, showing both...

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Telecoms in Italy: a great innovation opportunity

  by Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO Wind Tre The telecommunications market in Italy is characterized by intense competition featuring four major operators (each with foreign shareholder ownership) and various MVNOs who have largely been focused on customer...

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Business Transformation in the Banking Sector

by Giuseppe Castagna, CEO Banco BPM The banking sector is undergoing a rapid evolution in its business models to counter the decreased profitability of the core business, which is under pressure following the economic and financial crisis, the...

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Italian FDI in a Changed Global Business Environment

  by Paul A. Laudicina, Chairman Emeritus of A.T. Kearney Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have only surpassed the $1.9 trillion level reached in the pre-global recession heights of 2007 once in recent years. As a result, the environment for...

Italy-USA: 3 Trump Cards for a successful business matching

  by Alessandro Decio, CEO SACE The quality of Made in Italy and the propensity to export combine to fuel the engine of the Italian economy. Going global makes Italian companies more competitive while allowing them to grow faster, learn better, and...

Italy – We’re Open For Business

  by Francesco Starace, CEO Enel Recent years have seen unprecedented changes across the political, economic and social landscape. Yet while navigating these “uncharted waters”, Italian firms have been able to hold a straight course, showing both...

Telecoms in Italy: a great innovation opportunity

  by Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO Wind Tre The telecommunications market in Italy is characterized by intense competition featuring four major operators (each with foreign shareholder ownership) and various MVNOs who have largely been focused on customer...

Business Transformation in the Banking Sector

by Giuseppe Castagna, CEO Banco BPM The banking sector is undergoing a rapid evolution in its business models to counter the decreased profitability of the core business, which is under pressure following the economic and financial crisis, the...

Italy’s elections aftermath: Pyrrhus and Machiavelli

The frenzied noise of champagne bottles being uncorked by the alleged winners of the 2018 Italian elections is already a distant memory. The 5 Star Movement is the largest single political party (32%) while the Center-Right is the largest coalition (37%)....

Italy, aren’t you tired of being patronized?!

A young and dear friend of mine sent me this video. John Oliver's show on HBO is a pungent and inexorable satire on Italy's Prime Ministers candidates. My young friend’s comment was: "Terrible!". A few hours later, my former US business school professor sends me the...

“Italics” as a Global Commonwealth @ UN New York

On November 13 2017 at the United Nations in New York hosted by The Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations H.E. Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi and Pietro Bassetti, President of Globus et Locus, “Italics" as a Global Commonwealth will be discussed. IB&II...

On business ethics: US vs. Italy

"Commercial but moralistic, civil, but bellicose, individualist but organized, conservative and idealistic but unscrupulous", so Martin Wolf, editor of the Financial Times, lapidary describes the US society. This synthesis marks the distance between American and...

What Matters vs. What Does Not

The speech by Ambassador Phillips to Hall of Justice is like salt on the wounds: painful but true. Justice in Italy discourages foreign investors. Something positive is, indeed, happening in Italy though little is known to international observers. The announcement of...

Press Coverage – Il Sole 24 Ore, March 1 – IB&II New York Summit

We can imagine to open an office that then we cannot close? " asks Ralph Schlosstein, co-founder of BlackRock, one of the largest fund managers worldwide, today CEO of Evercore, a boutique investment in New York. Schlosstein with another twenty speakers participated...

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