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Prada flags recovery in Asia after virus hits H1 sales

29 Jul 2020

MILAN Italian fashion group Prada said on Wednesday sales had recovered sharply in Asia since June after the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic triggered a 40% decline for comparable revenues globally in the first half of the year.

Del Vecchio not steering for Generali, AXA merger - source

03 Jun 2020

MILAN Leonardo Del Vecchio's plans to boost the European presence of Italy's top insurer Generali do not include a cross-border merger with rivals AXA or Zurich , a source close to the billionaire said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Del Vecchio not steering for Generali, AXA merger - source

03 Jun 2020

* Shares in Axa rise 9%, Generali, Zurich up 4% (Adds comments, background)

Del Vecchio seeks bigger Mediobanca stake

01 Jun 2020

MILAN Eyewear billionaire Leonardo Del Vecchio has requested clearance from the European Central Bank to double his stake in Mediobanca , raising the prospect of far-reaching changes in Italy's financial world.

UPDATE 2-Del Vecchio seeks bigger Mediobanca stake

01 Jun 2020

* MPs in security committee express concerns (Adds comments from parliamentary security committee)

A FONDO-El virus tensa la red de seguridad de los abuelos en Italia

27 May 2020

MILÁN, 27 may Paola Berardi y su marido Mauro han cuidado de sus dos nietos todos los días de la semana durante la última década mientras su hija iba a trabajar en una empresa química. Cada verano, se trasladaban con los gemelos a un balneario en la costa norte de Italia.

Coronavirus toll on Italy's elderly strains 'nonni' safety net

27 May 2020

MILAN Paola Berardi, 70, and her husband Mauro have taken care of their two grandchildren every weekday for the past decade while their daughter went to work in a chemical company. Every summer, they decamped with the twins to a seaside resort on the northern Italian coast.

Moncler hopes for rebound from coronavirus fallout in second half

23 Apr 2020

MILAN Italy's Moncler hopes to limit financial damage from the coronavirus crisis with a strong rebound in the final part of the year, a crucial season for its trademark puffer jackets, after sales fell 18% in the first quarter.

UPDATE 2-Moncler hopes for rebound from coronavirus fallout in H2

22 Apr 2020

MILAN, April 22 Italy's Moncler hopes to limit financial damage from the coronavirus crisis with a strong rebound in the final part of the year, a crucial season for its trademark puffer jackets, after sales fell 18% in the first quarter.

In Italy, support groups fear lockdown is silencing domestic abuse victims

04 Apr 2020

MILAN Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help.

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