Press Review 2019

More sustainable companies (salaries a bit less so)

by V. De Molli. The European House – Ambrosetti survey of major institutional investors globally certifies that the way companies manage the question of sustainability represents one of the major criteria used by professional investors to select investment targets.

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Massolo: “Stx, confident that the merger will take place”

by C. Festa. “Regarding Stx, we are confident” the merger will take place. “We do not think it will happen by the end of the year, but the time frame is not unlimited. We are working to make it happen.” This the statement by the president of Fincantieri, Giampiero Massolo, while attending the Ambrosetti Forum.

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Portugal’s lesson for Italy

by L. Veronese. The factors that enabled the economy of Portugal to renew itself and start over are examined in the survey produced by The European House – Ambrosetti for the 45th edition of the Forum that will be held from September 6th to 8th at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio: “From tragedy to international success in less than a decade: the crisis as the trigger point that turned the Portuguese economy around”.

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Political uncertainty destabilizes business

by V. De Molli. The second quarter of 2019 did not open on a positive note. Industrial orders were down 2.4% in April compared with March, the spread continued to rise and OECD analysis of the Italian economic situation indicated a recession in 2019, with a 0.2% drop in GDP for 2019.

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Fintech’s evolution focuses on banks

by P. Soldavini. Analyzing the world of new players entering the financial services sector in open competition to pre-existing entities, is the report by The European House – Ambrosetti which will be released on May 15th and summarizes the activity of its Fintech Community in recent months.

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Why there’s now the chance to take off again

by V. De Molli. The competitiveness and appeal of the Liguria region are strongly dependent on the ability to set forth a broad-ranging development model and strategies, able to look hopefully towards the future, making the most of the area’s specific skills and resources and at the same time boosting the existing model in order to turn it into a sustainable value for future generations.

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Italy is still a hostage to cash

by A. Frollà. Despite the efforts of those in the sector, the public administration and a number of legislative initiatives, Italy remains a country deeply attracted to cash, especially bank notes. 

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The cashless economy in Italy is worth more than 11 billion

by A. Plateroti. What does “cashless society” mean? Literally “a society with no cash”, it has an evocative ring about it, but this is not exhaustive enough to describe the revolutionary significance of a new model of digital economy that is demolishing power relations and consumers’ traditions and habits in the entire global payment supply chain.

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“Corroded” globalization scares economists and businesses

by M. Cellino. The “corrosion” of globalization is the element worries the economists, financiers and businessmen gathered in Cernobbio for the traditional “Outlook for Economy and Finance” Workshop, organized by the European House - Ambrosetti at Villa d’Este, and held today and tomorrow.

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Manager forecasts? GDP will worsen

by L. Orlando. Processing and translating into GDP the responses of over 350 CEOs and company managers, the forecast for Italy is a growth in GDP of barely 0.2% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third, the first year in the “red” since the end of 2013.

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