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All the news from Il Sole 24 Ore front page newspaper, provided daily, translated

On Labor: Electoral Compromise (With Mistakes)

The climate of the upcoming election has given way to poor logic—namely the idea that sanctions are a path to more jobs.

The Market’s Confidence in Businesses and the ECB

Italian families’ savings and the efforts by Italian businesses lend credence to the confidence international investors have shown thus far. Now we need the banking system to recover, and stable governments.

Stopping the “Super-Euro” to Restart the Euro Zone.

An excessively strong euro damages the euro zone, including Germany, which (finally) seems to realize it.

A Tough Match with the EU Looms if Budget Gaps Aren't Covered

A number of lessons can be derived from the postponement of a balanced budget to 2016.

Beijing Calls Mirandola to the “Biomedical Valley”

Beijing’s National Institute of Biological Sciences is a hub of innovation and growth, some of which may also be in Italy’s future.

Putin’s Certainties and Europe’s Doubts

The Ukranian situation highlights both Europe’s lack of unity and Putin’s Russia's imperial instinct.

Structural Reforms Now

The government is walking a tight rope by attempting to plan a budget while also keeping in mind the IRPEF.

How Italy Can Play the Match of Growth

Italy’s semester of European presidency should be used, by the government, as a chance for economic restart by focusing on the industrial side of the equation.

An Unusual Public Company

Amidst a transitional phase, Telcom finds itself in a particularly unique position.

From Europe, a First Step Forward on Bank Failures

Europe takes steps to navigate its at times awkwardly close relationship to banks.

The Good Horses Are at the Finish Line

As the markets begin to respond to Renzi’s changes at the head of national companies, stock prices drop in Milan due to geopolitical uncertainties and the uncertainties pertaining to the stability of newly implemented strategies.

Decline Unknowns

In a strange yet distinctly “Italian” twist, Berlusconi is not facing an outright downfall but rather a self-managed “decline.”

Results and Markets: The Gauge to Measure

The new leaders chosen for the state-owned industrial giants are a (moderate) breakaway from the past: excellent resumes and the lack of politically influenced choices. However, do not exempt them from the test of results.

Betting on ECB Successes

The ECB’s future success and, most importantly, ability to overcome deflation is imperative for those buying inflation-linked BTp Italia bonds.

But the Ukrainian Crisis Threatens the Recovery

At a time that seems to call for military action in the Ukraine, Washington and Brussels stick to diplomatic measures. Considering Moscow’s economic vulnerability, this may be a wise strategy.

The Change of Pace the Tax Revenue Service Needs

The Letta administration does not seem to want to waste any time in reforming Italy’s fiscal system, but the need to act quickly should not overshadow the need to act well.

Credit Relaunch Begins With Risk

The ECB and Bank of England endorsed Asset Backed Securities, acknowledging that risk is essential but must be spread about.

If Europe Still Speaks of the Future

The return of Greece on the global financial market underlines once again the strength of the euro and its political significance as a unifying factor for Europe.

Market Sentiment Is Different Now

An interview with Richard Gnodde, co-chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs, about his positive outlook on Italy’s economy.

To Restart: Investments and Speedy Reforms Needed

A look at the government’s economic and financial program confirms the central role of productive investments and their domino effect on everything else.

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The Economists

The Wrong Growth Strategy for Japan

CAMBRIDGE – Japan’s new government, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, could be about to shoot itself in the foot. Seeking to boost economic growth, the authorities may soon destroy their one ...

China’s Antifragile Ambitions

HONG KONG – China has once again reached a crossroads on its journey toward inclusive, sustainable prosperity. At the Chinese Communist Party’s congress in November, the new leadership was ...