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The week of June 17 - 23

The week of June 17 - 23

23/06/2022

Economy – Electrification and technology in Italian industry continue to take centre stage in reporting by the foreign press. This week, the spotlight is on Ferrari’s business plan, presented by CEO Benedetto Vigna during a “long-awaited investor day.” Bloomberg explains that the Prancing Horse’s electric shift “won’t eat up” the brand’s “luxury margins,” emphasizing that Vigna offered investors “reassuring performance” during his presentation (June 16 - Ferrari Vows Electric Shift Won’t Eat Up Its Luxury Margins*; June 17 - Ferrari’s Prancing Horse Will Need Its Skillful Rider*). Meanwhile, Reuters explains that going electric “means even more unique cars,” thanks to € 4.4 billion in investment by 2026 (June 16 - Ferrari says going electric means 'even more unique' cars). The press agency also discusses the sustainability strategy at Iveco, which will make low emissions buses in Italy (June 20 - Iveco to make low emissions buses in Italy).

Technology and finance come together in the article in which Euronext recounts the future of the clearing house, the former CC&G that the European group acquired via merger with Borsa Italiana: the platform will be able to count on a “renewed risk model” for handling sovereign debt exchanges (Les Echos, June 21 - Euronext se met en ordre de marche pour développer sa chambre de compensation*). The Italian stock exchange is also discussed by Boersen Zeitung, with coverage of the listing of the De Nora electrochemical group (June 20 - De Nora vor Miliarden-IPO*).

Culture – Art is the focus of cultural reporting, with Financial Times covering the “boom time” for female painters among the “old masters” of the past, starting from the rediscovery of Artemisia Gentileschi (June 17 - Boom time for female Old Masters*). The British daily also interviews Italian art dealer Fabrizio Moretti, who has just reopened “a massive gallery in London devoted to Renaissance art” (June 17 - Old Masters dealer Fabrizio Moretti: ‘I was supposed to have been born a hundred years ago’*).

The Renaissance is also making news in Florence, with a double exhibition between Palazzo Strozzi and Museo nazionale del Bargello, “devoted to the inventor of Renaissance sculpture”: Donatello (Les Echos, June 17 - Expo : Donatello célébré à Florence*), while El Mundo visits Museo dell’Arte Salvata in Rome, which collects archaeological finds recovered after theft or illegal acquisition (June 20 - Italia celebra el arte que salvó del expolio en un museo del desquite). Lastly, in literature, Sueddeutsche Zeitung recalls the life of Patrizia Cavalli, the late poet who “elevated daily language to poetry” (June 22 - Hinter der Unermesslichkeit).

Fashion – Style has not abandoned Milan: after the rescheduled appointment of Salone del Mobile, for which The New York Times Style Magazine provides a round-up in 13 installations (June 17 - 13 Standouts From Salone Del Mobile*), Fashion Week has come to the Lombard metropolis (El País, June 20 - La moda masculina toma en Milán las riendas de su propio ‘revival’), where “Italian men’s wear returned in glory” (The New York Times, June 22 - Dressing Simply, but Well. It’s Not So Simple) thanks to the most famous brands and celebrities from the world of sport, style, and the social networks” (Le Monde, June 21 - Chez Prada, Gucci ou Versace, les invités stars défilent). Le Monde also takes a closer look at Max Mara’s Pasticcino Bag, with a tour of Venice’s emblematic places (June 18 - Pasticcino Bag Venezia, tout Venise dans un sac à main*).

Sports – In sports, The Washington Post covers Thomas Ceccon’s record in the 100-metre backstroke (June 20 - Italy’s Ceccon sets world record in men’s 100 backstroke*), while El Mundo explains to its readers why Italy is “taking the world by storm” at the World Swimming Championships (June 22 - ¿Por qué Italia está arrasando en el Mundial de natación?).

Tourism and wine & foodFinancial Times reviews Oasyhotel, a new tourism offering on a WWF reserve in Tuscany, which offers “deep immersion in forests where wolves still roam” (June 20 - The wild woods of Tuscany*). And while die Zeit pays homage to the Sicilian granita as it brings “relief to the scorching summer” (June 19 - Ohne Granita ist es kein Sommer), Les Echos recommends France’s 5 best pizzerias for enjoying a pizza margherita (June 18 -Top 5 : où manger les meilleures Margheritas ?).

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