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Le Camere di commercio italiane all’estero a Renzi: "Il Governo ci sostenga. Con noi l'export decolla"

export-"Renzi, l'Italia che esporta chiede un nuovo modo di fare promozione, che metta insieme "il Sistema–Paese" con l'enorme potenziale delle comunità di affari nel mondo, l'Ice con l'azione delle Camere di commercio italiane all'estero.

 

E poiché i contributi che il governo fa arrivare nelle nostre 81 Camere attive in 55 Paesi del mondo vengono spesi benissimo, chiediamo che non ci vengano tolti ma anzi, semmai, incrementati".

 

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Italian researchers create robotic arm that bends & contracts like octopus’ …

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In Rome an exhibition explores the links between made in Italy fashion, nature a…

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Euler Hermes Announced its Economic Study "EXPO Milano 2015: Made in Italy …

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Exports to emerging markets of Italian “beautiful and well-made” products to inc…

Exports to emerging markets of Italian “beautiful and well-made” products to increase by 45% by 2020

by Laura Cavestri   Italian exports of "beautiful and well-made"products (in Italian "Bello e Ben Fatto" or BBF) to 30 main new markets is expected to increase by 45% over the next six years. Imports of BBF products from Italy by new markets are expected to be worth €16 billion in 2020 from €11 billion in 2014.   By 2020 this group of emerging...

Italiani nel mondo, una presenza imponente, accattivante, geniale

Italiani nel mondo, una presenza imponente, accattivante, geniale

di Riccardo Giumelli   Se c'è un testo che meglio di ogni altro ci racconta ogni anno la situazione degli italiani fuori d'Italia e la loro mobilità nel mondo, quello è sicuramente il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo. Si tratta di lavoro qualitativo e quantitativo, come pochi altri si possono trovare su questo tema, promosso ed edito dalla Fondazione Migrantes, diretta da Monsignor...

CNR opens research center in a new “Nanotech Valley” near Lecce

CNR opens research center in a new “Nanotech Valley” near Lecce

by Marzio Bartoloni   Nanotechnology has found a home in Puglia, thanks to €18 million in investments and with 12,000 square meters of laboratories and 200 researchers at the new nanotechnology center of the National Research Council (CNR) inaugurated recently in Lecce - inside the Ecotekne Campus at the University of Salento.   This center is set to become one of the most prominent...

Five reasons why Italy is on the up

Five reasons why Italy is on the up

The European Commission is feeling upbeat about Italy's prospects, forecasting economic growth of 0.6 percent this year and 1.4 percent in 2016, mostly spurred by external demand and investment. Foreign investors have also been buoyed by recent merger and acquisition activity. But there are some more reasons for the uptick.   Cheap oil, a weaker euro and aggressive action through the European Central Bank's...

Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

by Ayngelina Brogan   Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars.   These are found in Modena, a city often forgotten on...

Ferrero Ranked Best-Loved Company in Italy

Ferrero Ranked Best-Loved Company in Italy

By Cynthia Martens   Reputation is everything in the business world. In a Reputation Institute poll of 3,200 Italians, Ferrero, the chocolate and confectionery brand, landed in the top slot for Italy's RepTrak 2015 ranking of the best-loved companies operating in Italy, earning a score of 89.5, while BMW and Barilla secured second and third place, respectively.   Fashion and accessories companies made a respectable...

Mele stoccate nel cuore della montagna per risparmiare energia

Mele stoccate nel cuore della montagna per risparmiare energia

di Alessandro Papayannidis   Diecimila tonnellate di mele stoccate nel cuore della montagna, sotto 275 metri di roccia al termine di una galleria lunga 800 metri. Roccia antica: il giacimento di Dolomia è datato tra i 130 e i 190 milioni di anni fa, nel Giurassico. All'epoca il Trentino era una enorme scogliera marina, oggi invece è la sede del primo impianto...

Italians help flood of refugees in Pope Francis’ vision of ‘a church for the poo…

Italians help flood of refugees in Pope Francis’ vision of ‘a church for the poor’

By Rosie Scammell   Sitting outside the central train station here in eastern Sicily, a 16-year-old who would only give his name as "Simon" hunched his knees up to his chest and wrapped himself up into a ball. With little spoken English, the teenager from Eritrea has taken to miming the way he traveled across the Mediterranean.   He was one of around 325...

Foreign direct investment stages a comeback, but continues to elude the South

Foreign direct investment stages a comeback, but continues to elude the South

by Marzio Bartoloni   Italy is back on foreign investors' radars after foreign direct investments (FDI) had almost fallen to zero in 2012, a year when the ghosts of default loomed large. In the new report "Multinational Italy", ITA-Italian Trade Agency underlined how incoming investment flows have grown from $0.09 billion in 2012 to $17 billion in 2013, while ITA' president Riccardo...

Fiat sells Italian style in its new 500X

Fiat sells Italian style in its new 500X

by Chris Woodyard   When it comes to subcompact SUVs, most automakers are looking to their usual slate of performance, comfort and features. And Fiat? For its new 500X, it's going to sell the car's amore.    The new 500X combines the brand's usual flair for gorgeous Italian design with the practicality that goes with one of the industry's hottest new segments, subcompact (or "city-size")...

Buying Property in Italy: Tips For the Right Investment – Part 2

Buying Property in Italy: Tips For the Right Investment – Part 2

We continue with our second and last installment in the series "Buying Property in Italy: Tips For the Right Investment". In Part 1, which you can read here, we looked at the negotiation process, at new homes vs resales, and at precautions to take before signing the deed.   Now, we look at mortgage conditions, home insurance and considerations around buying a...

Weekend getaways: 5 destinations in Sicily including hotels and restaurants

Weekend getaways: 5 destinations in Sicily including hotels and restaurants

From the North to the South, Italy has so plenty of beautiful places rich in history boasting breathtaking landscapes, that it's always a good moment for spending there a couple of days in the name of relax. Swide has rounded up some of the best destinations for your next Italian weekend getaway.   Whether you are a sea lover or prefer visiting...

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren ... Italy's Dynamic Duo

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren ... Italy's Dynamic Duo

By Cookie Curci   In my opinion, the most romantic and dynamic pairing of a leading man and woman in the world of film was Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Just saying and hearing their names titillated American audiences in the 1950s and 60s ... and when these actors emoted on the big screen ... well, it was like every adult in...

Come si dice in inglese…? Il prontuario dell’enoturista

Come si dice in inglese…? Il prontuario dell’enoturista

di Anna Savino   Tutti amano fare i test per vedere quanto si conosce un determinato argomento. Esperto del vino o novizio che tua sia, oggi potrai scoprire quanto ne sai in fatto di vino, ma... in inglese!   Iniziamo con qualcosa di facile... The grape is picked from the vine in the vineyard during the harvest. In italiano, sono tutte parole che iniziano con la V,...

Italians, believing in ourselves matters more than believing in forecasts

Italians, believing in ourselves matters more than believing in forecasts

by Fabrizio Galimberti   So, next year's GDP growth rate in Italy will accelerate, and reach 1.2%. Such is Istat's forecast. Or maybe the growth rate will be +5%; or maybe -2%; or maybe...   These are not, dear reader, throwaway numbers: such a wide range can be seen in a chart published by Istat, where the upper and lower values depict the impact...

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