Italian officials meet with Putin amid tension over Ukraine

Major European and American companies are trying to balance their business interests in Russia with increasing pressure from their governments to isolate Moscow, as tensions rise between the West and Russia over Ukraine. In Italy, business leaders held a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, although some companies withdrew from the long-scheduled … Read more

Draghi in the spotlight as Italy’s presidential election approaches

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi attended the year-end press conference. Mondadori wallet | Mondadori wallet | Getty Images Italy is back on the radar of many investors as the upcoming presidential election threatens the political stability we witnessed last year. In two weeks, the country’s legislators and regional delegates will decide who should become the … Read more