One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...
Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...
The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...
MILAN, ITALY: Emirates airline Etihad Airways is to buy 49% of Alitalia, the two companies said after concluding months of tough negotiations, following years of financial crises at the Italian airline.
MILAN, ITALY: Italian car company Fiat announced on Wednesday (29 January) it was changing its name to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) after completing the purchase of US car manufacturer in a move that Fiat chairman John Elkann said "heralded a new chapter".
MILAN, ITALY: Italy's luxury fashion brand Prada said on Tuesday (17 September) that its net profit rose by 7.6% in the first half of its fiscal year to €308.2 m and expressed confidence for the future despite an uncertain international economic outlook.
MILAN, ITALY: Italian car company Fiat reported a huge increase in second-quarter profits on Tuesday (30 July) but its share price fell sharply after US partner Chrysler revised down its 2013 financial targets
ROME, ITALY: Women's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside.
ROME, ITALY: The UN's food agency on Tuesday (4 June) said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.
ROME, ITALY: Italy's tax agency on Monday launched its own channel on YouTube to tell Italians how to pay their taxes, as the government pursues a sweeping crackdown against evasion aimed at boosting public finances.
NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.