FTSE Italy Index – Revenue by Geographic Region

Many of the large-cap Italian firms in some sectors generate a large portion of their revenues from markets abroad. This is similar to the UK market where the FTSE 100 firms are dependent on foreign countries than the local market. So Italian multi-nationals may offer opportunities for investors when politics and other issues lead to …

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The Top 10 Italian Companies By Market Cap 2016

The European Union may be plunged into crisis again with today’s developments in Italy. Following Brexit and the election of Trump in the US, the revolt against the establishment continues with Italians voting “no” in the referendum. The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned following the heavy defeat in the referendum. From a BBC article: Sleepless …

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Some Reasons On Why The Italian Economy Remains Sluggish

Italy has a population of about 61.0 million and is predominantly Catholic. Despite being a member of the EU and generally considered as a wealthy, the country’s economy has been mostly stagnant in the past few years. While the country has a great history and culture,  in modern times Italy hasn’t kept pace with the rest of …

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The Nine Largest Italian Companies By Revenue 2012

Italy has one of the world’s largest economies in the world. Though the country has a rich history and cultural heritage, currently it is going through some tough economic times. Despite the current problems, as a developed country Italy is home to many world-class companies. In this post, let us take a quick look at …

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Italian Stocks Hit With Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)

Last year France became the first country to enact the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on stocks and other financial instruments. Other European countries were expected to follow this trend. Effective March 1st, 2013, the Italian government has imposed a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on stocks and other instruments. Though it has not been confirmed by ADR issuers, …

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Are Italian Stocks Attractively Valued Now?

Italy’s benchmark FTSE MIB Index rose 9.04% in 2011. This is lower then other European indices such as Germany’s DAX which had an excellent run. According to a research report by AXA Investment Managers, Italian stocks are trading at a substantial discount relative to their global peers. Though the discount has decreased since the depth …

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