Overview

December

Italy on the road to recovery: great expectations – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. The findings of the Ambrosetti Club Economic Indicator for the fourth quarter of this year update the all-time highs in all aspects. The current assessment of business trends and outlooks for employment and investment are at record levels since the survey began. The results not only confirm growth over the next few months, but also further acceleration compared with the current situation.  Download PDF

November

The bank node hampers exports to Teheran – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Enrico Netti. Providing the backdrop for the second “Iran-Italy Summit” organized by The European House – Ambrosetti being held in Rome today are all Middle East tensions. The sessions are reserved for ministers and top government representatives of the two countries, and presidents and CEOs of leading companies who see in Tehran - which has had to withstand a decades’- long embargo - a fertile market for Made in Italy products.  Download PDF
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GOVERNANCE THAT FOREIGN CAPITALS LIKE – L’Economia del Corriere della Sera

by Maria Elena Zanini. Question: does a good governance system create value for society? For thirteen years, The European House - Ambrosetti Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence has been providing the facts and figures required to understand this question within the most precise context possible and, as a result, provide an answer.   Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2017  ⁄ 

More venture capital for biotech – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. In our recent report presented to major stakeholders and government representatives at the 2017 Life Sciences Technology Forum, we outlined the priorities for creating a positive driver for growth in the life sciences sector. A key element is stimulating venture capital for life sciences which must be managed by sector specialists capable of contributing scientific expertise to bolster the technology transfer process.  Download PDF
Read more:  Life Sciences 2017 Report  ⁄  Technology Forum Life Sciences 2017  ⁄ 

September

Growth is good, but not at EU levels – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. We are improving and growing more than yesterday. And this is positive. But compa-red with other European countries, remaining behind and growing less than others means continuing to drop behind, even within a growth context.  Download PDF

THE (SLOW) RECOVERY OF CIVIL JUSTICE – L’Economia del Corriere della Sera

by Fabrizio Massaro. The European House - Ambrosetti report on the current state of the justice system in Italy, presented for the third time at the Cernobbio forum: the backup is still a problem, but the causes of it are decreasing thanks to telecommunications and private mediation.  Download PDF

July

HARD LOOK AT THE FUTURE – PLATINUM

by Antonella Lanfrit. Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy will be presented at The European House - Ambrosetti forum, September 1-3, at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio on Como Lake. An event now in its 43rd year, it continues to offer a farsighted, lucid look at the social-economic and cultural trends of the future.  Download PDF
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Investment has begun once again – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. The sentiment indicators of The European House - Ambrosetti Club regarding the current economic situation and prospects for the job market indicate a slight deterioration, and confirm that the Italian economy is not actually able to accelerate or, at least, keep up with the other economies in the Eurozone.  Download PDF

ITALY IS ALWAYS LAST. RIGHT? – L’economia del CORRIERE della Sera

by Ferruccio de Bortoli. An attempt to provide a better classification of Italy’s economic and social potential has been prepared by The European House - Ambrosetti with the support of ABB, Unilever and Toyota: the Global Attractiveness Index, which measures the country’s attractiveness level.  Download PDF
Read more:  Global Attractiveness Index  ⁄  Global Attractiveness Index – Report 2016  ⁄ 

TOP MANAGERS. IS THEIR PAY RIGHT? IN 30% OF CASES, NO – L’economia del CORRIERE della Sera

by Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. Italy manifests marked differences, both in terms of magnitude and structure of pay scales, compared with corporate America, as revealed by The European House - Ambrosetti Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence which, for over a decade, has been studying the quality of governance systems in Italy and top management remuneration.  Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2016  ⁄ 

June

WANTED: 20 COLLEGE GRADUATES FOR OUR TEAM – CORRIERE DELLA SERA

We are looking for 20 brilliant college graduates with top marks and a background in economics or engineering to expand our management consulting team. They should be individuals who are extremely motivated, highly professional and intellectually curious who can contribute to generating energy and ideas for our firm’s activities.  Download PDF
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10 REASONS TO INVEST IN ITALY – Milano Finanza

by Andrea Pira. There are at least ten reasons for foreign investors to consider Italy to be “alive and kicking”. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Valerio De Molli presented the country’s strong points to an audience of diplomats, managers of multinationals and representatives of legal and consulting firms.  Download PDF
Read more:  Global Attractiveness Index  ⁄ 

NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITALY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli and Enrico Letta. Unique opportunities are being opened through the process of integration currently underway with ASEAN countries. Fostering relations between ASEAN countries and Italy to take the best possible advantage of mutual opportunities for cooperation: this is the goal of the first High Level Dialogue on ASEAN-Italy Economic Relations organized by The European House-Ambrosetti in collaboration with the Italia-ASEAN Association which was held May 15-16 in Jakarta.  Download PDF

May

Who’s key when doing business in China – Milano Finanza International

Paolo Borzatta, Senior Partner at The European House - Ambrosetti, was one the first Italian consultants to work in the Chinese market and he currently coordinates all of the Group’s foreign activity, in particular internationalization and innovation strategy. Cristiana Barbatelli, CEO of Barbatelli & Partners, with her advisory agency in Shanghai, boasts a significant track record in accompanying Italian companies in China.  Download PDF

I EAT TECH – Corriere della Sera – Innovazione

by Massimiliano Del Barba. Molecular experimentation, precision agriculture, Industry 4.0 applied to food processing, new logistical strategies and disintermediation of traditional distribution channels. From field to table, this is how digital is changing us.   Download PDF
Read more:  Cibus Report 2017  ⁄  Food&Beverage&Nutrition Community is born  ⁄ 

April

WE’LL BE STRONGER THAN THE CRISIS – La Prealpina

The pendulum of history is moving: being optimistic despite uncertainty. This is the slogan used by Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner of The European House - Ambrosetti, to open the twenty-eighth edition of “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance” Workshop.   Download PDF
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GOAL: 480 BILLION MORE IN CREDIT – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Maximilian Cellino. Beginning with an in-depth analysis of the situation in the financial sector at a European level, The European House - Ambrosetti has put forward some practical solutions for overcoming the main problems.   Download PDF
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RECOVERY IS STILL TOO SLUGGISH – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. Ambrosetti Club Economic Indicator: also in these first 3 months, as in the last quarter of 2016, the overall picture is characterized by high levels of uncertainty on the economic and geo-political front. It’s an uncertainty that has become the “new normality” as many businessmen and top managements of large Italian companies have informed us in these months.  Download PDF

March

BUSINESS: AMBROSETTI NEW PARTNER OF CEFRIEL – Milano Finanza

Its entry as partner further consolidates the collaboration between Ambrosetti and Cefriel initiated this past October thanks to the creation of a partnership centered on their joint offering on the services market to accelerate digital innovation processes in businesses.   Download PDF

THE EUROPEAN HOUSE – AMBROSETTI NEW CEFRIEL PARTNER TO PROMOTE DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION – Prima Comunicazione

The collaboration between Cefriel and The European House - Ambrosetti is focused on digitalization and innovation and is aimed at companies with high growth potential which are looking to improve their competitiveness and market position through the use of digital technologies.  Download PDF

ONE BANK DIRECTOR IN FOUR IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ECB STANDARDS – CORRIERE ECONOMIA

by Valerio De Molli and Alfonso Brancati. The Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy of The European House - Ambrosetti has analyzed the resumes of 271 directors of the major listed banks: 23 per cent of directors do not meet the requirements of the ECB. If the banks are to fall in line, they will have to replace almost a quarter of their directors at their next board appointments.  Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2016  ⁄ 

THE INCLUSIVE MODEL AND THE KEY ROLE OF TRAINING – Patrimonia & Consulenza

by Luca Petoletti. There is no one solution that is ideal and valid for all entrepreneurial families, they must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The theme of generational succession should be faced openly, in a shared way, with determination and competence. This, in essence, is the view of Luca Petoletti, Partner of The European House - Ambrosetti and head of the Family Business and Governance practice.  Download PDF
Read more:  Luca Petoletti  ⁄  Family-Business  ⁄  Basic points of reference and governance  ⁄ 

February

PRE-EMINENT ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN HOUSE – AMBROSETTI- CORRIERE DELLA SERA

For the fourth consecutive year, The European House - Ambrosetti has been nominated - in the "Best Private Think Tanks" category - the No. 1 Think Tank in Italy, ranking in the European top ten and ranking in the World top one-hundred independent out of 6,846 Think Tanks globally, in the University of Pennsylvania 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.  Download PDF

Optimism despite uncertainty – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. The 15th Ambrosetti Club Economic Indicator survey is now available. Regarding Italy, our sentiment indicators have reached record levels, or levels which are close to all-time highs. In addition, all our indicators reflect improvement on the September survey.  Download PDF

January

IN TERMS OF COSTS E-PAYMENTS BEAT OUT BANKNOTES, POS DOMINATE BUT INNOVATION ADVANCES – Affari e Finanza

by Andrea Frollà. Love of cash will not stop the advance of e-payments. It is no accident that a report by The European House - Ambrosetti augurs a clear-cut transition towards the cashless society: this would guarantee a reduction in the shadow economy, enhanced VAT collection, increased consumption cycles, greater market transparency and stimulus for the digital economy.  Download PDF
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