Category Archives: Italy

Photo of the day: Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi discuss Pussy Riot

A reader has just sent in the following:

Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi discuss Russian punk band Pussy Riot

Doesn’t seem anything else really needs to be said, does it?

Eurozone Crisis Watch: Italy Capital Flight

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about if I just type “Capital Flight from Italy” 250 times? Wow. From the IMF’s latest Global Financial Stability Report:

The next generation of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Panama, Italy and Israel

eFinancialNews has always had erratic paywall access and I’m not even sure how I’m able to see this right now, but I definitely want it on file, so I’m reposting the entire article here for future reference:

The next generation of SWFs: Panama, Italy and Israel
Sarah Krouse
07 Jun 2012

Sovereign wealth funds have become an increasing force in the world of global investing – with the value of funds topping $5 trillion at the end of April.

• Panama

A plan for the Savings Fund of Panama, a sovereign wealth fund that captures excess revenue from the 82km Panama Canal, has been approved by the state’s Cabinet Council and now sits with Congress. Continue reading