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Gov. Rick Perry this month (Sept. 2012) while in Italy meet with Chairman Vittorio Ghisolfi and other executive leadership from M&G Group, an Italian company that last year announced plans to open a facility in Corpus Christi. The governor also met with Lombardy President Roberto Formigoni to discuss competitiveness and biotechnology, and Ferra...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

by Laura Furr Italian shoemaker and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first Houston boutique in the River Oaks District on Oct. 19 and celebrated Nov. 4 with a grand-opening party. The 1,100-square-foot store will feature men's and women's shoes, sneakers, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear clothing from the high-end designer. Th...

Italy's Eni has agreed to pay up to $52 million to jointly explore and develop US shale oil acreage in the Delaware Basin with US shale player Quicksilver Resources, the Italian company said Tuesday. Under the deal, Eni will earn a 50% share in 52,500 acres (212 sq km) held by Quicksilver in the Leon Valley area, located in Pecos County some 800 k...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...

Project Sizzle almost fizzled. That's how Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. described the effort to lure the big-time Italian machining operation at a Wednesday news conference announcing SATA USA's arrival in Brownsville. "Project Sizzle" was the code name the Brownsville Economic Development Council used during nearly four years of secret negotiations w...

Sono le 8 di mattina, ad Austin, in Texas. Davanti allo schermo del mio computer ci sono due ragazzi, Andrea Baldereschi e Andrea Bulgarelli. Hanno la faccia assonnata, tipica di chi ancora non ha smaltito il jet lag.   Sono arrivati in America solo da qualche giorno e non hanno mai smesso di lavorare al loro prodotto. Giorni e notti passati...

by Trevor Williams After 2008, Italy found itself smack in the middle of the less-than-flattering acronym used to lump together Europe's problem-child countries: PIIGS. With a sovereign-debt crisis and a government known for corruption and resistance to reform, the country found itself sliding down the list of preferred investment destinations....

Con un seminario dedicato al confronto tra le rappresentanze del made in Italy e alcuni portavoce del fashion e del design locale sono state tirate le fila della prima edizione dell'Italian fashion week di Dallas. L'evento che ha visto protagonisti gli show di Raffaella Curiel e Stella Jean, i gioielli di Lucia Odescalchi e le bags Carmina Campus d...

AMS Ducati Dallas, the largest exclusive-Ducati dealer in North America and located in Dallas, Texas, announced today that it has purchased Pro Italia Online, the largest Ducati-centric ecommerce store in North America.   The new URL will be AMSDucati.com and the site will expand in the next few months to include AMS' huge stock of parts, ap...

Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

By Sarah Rufca If there's anyone who can fuse Old-World Italian elegance and Texas extravagance, it's Cathy Borlenghi. The native of Milan has adopted Houston as her hometown, but she's still committed to continental luxury. Her developer husband, Giorgio, is behind the stately Hotel Granduca and the Uptown Park shopping center, and Borlenghi prev...