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May 27, 2016
NEWS

Economy of Florence twice the national average

Local Chamber of Commerce publishes report
January 16, 2014
LIFESTYLE

The volunteer economy

Culturally and historically, Italy does not have an overtly philanthropic nature, or perhaps it is fairer to say that, traditionally speaking, giving back to the community has not represented a mainstream mentality: while the important charity work of confraternities and the like have centuries of history, and Italy is at
September 26, 2013
LIFESTYLE

The Dan Brown Economy

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 8, 2013: The Florentine has just released its Inferno Florence Guide app. Written by TF editors, the guide takes you through the places of Inferno, giving you historical and visitor information about the locations experienced by the book's protagonists to get to know Florence in depth. Download
May 23, 2013
LIFESTYLE

The nonni economy

If you are thinking about having children in Italy, you probably need to sit down in front of a Google spreadsheet and first start playing with some numbers. Among the obvious costs associated with children (adequate housing, food, clothes, toys, possibly private schooling) is the glaringly large figure that is
March 28, 2013
LIFESTYLE

Stealing jobs or stimulating the economy?

Italy is struggling with one of the most difficult recessions in the last 50 years. Unemployment has peaked at 11 percent, with youth and women, especially in the south, suffering the most from the stagnant economy and lack of jobs. But what about the almost 5 million foreign-born residents,
November 22, 2012
NEWS

Economy goes digital

Studies continue to suggest that Italy's exit strategy from the economic crisis could lie in boosting its digital economy. The most recent study, conducted by the Boston Consulting Group and Google, estimates that, in three years' time, Italy's Internet economy will record an annual growth of between 13
October 25, 2012
NEWS

Economy boost

The World Road Championships are expected to bring thousands of people to the region next September and the event should give a significant boost to the economy.    Some 400,000 visitors are expected to stay an average of four days in Lucca, Pistoia, Prato and Florence, spending an
May 7, 2009
NEWS

Economy in the spotlight,

From May 29 to June 1, economists, politicians, entrepreneurs, sociologists and journalists will converge on the northern Italian city of Trento to discuss the economic effects of globalization. Among those expected to attend the conference, Identity and the Global Crisis, are James Heckman and George Akerlof, Nobel Prize winners in
June 1, 2006
NEWS

Prime minister sings economy blues

Italy’s ailing economy was back in the spotlight on Thursday as new Premier Romano Prodi met with the country’s top industrialists. According to the European Union’s latest forecasts, Italy’s budget defi cit will rise to 4.1% in 2006 and 4.5%
June 16, 2005
NEWS

Tuscan economy flat

In 2004 the Tuscan economy recorded a growth of 0.9 percent, inferior to the national average growth of 1.2 percent, and forecasts are not looking any better. Predictions are that growth could remain at 0 or even fall as far as -0.7 percent in 2005, lows that