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Fondo di Garanzia per le PMI: domande a valere sul Fondo di ingegneria finanziaria della Regione Marche

E’ stata emanata la circolare MedioCredito Centrale n. 627 del 21 settembre 2012 (Presentazione delle domande a valere sul Fondo di Ingegneria Finanziaria -Misure a sostegno del rafforzamento dei Confidi di II livello tramite controgaranzia- della Regione Marche), con la quale il gestore, con riferimento agli interventi del Fondo di Ingegneria Finanziaria e, in particolare, …

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The potential of small farming

To ensure food security for all, we will have to increase not just food production, but also availability, especially for those living in developing countries. That means breaking down barriers and inequalities, building capacity, and disseminating knowledge. The International Fund for Agricultural Development sees enormous potential in Africa’s agricultural sector, which experienced 4.8% growth in …

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Goldman Sachs’ outlook on Italian politics

Goldman Sachs’ last report on the Italian politics and future elections suggests how to get a second mandate for Mario Monti, its former consultant in charge of Prime Minister (through the famous revolving doors, the article tells) by changing the electoral law, MF anticipates. The strategy is the following. “The reform of the electoral law: …

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EU Commission to limit food-based biofuels

In a major policy shift, the European Commission has said it wants to cap food-based biofuels to five percent. The new limit was announced during informal talks in Cyprus on Monday between EU energy ministers, Euronews reports. Previously, the EU required bio-fuels to rise to 10% of transport fuels by 2020, and bio-fuels made from …

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Oil futures rise

NYMEX-U.S. oil futures rise on supply concerns, Reuters report. Read also “Peak cheap oil“.

European commission called on probe after CRIIGEN study links GM maize and Roundup to premature death and cancer

The Austrian government calls on the European Commission to review its approval process for genetically modified (GM) food after a controversial French study linked a kind of GM corn to higher health risks in rats. In a study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen have …

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The future of FIAT and the past of State aids

A prophecy in 2004, from a friend to Curzio Maltese about Mr. Marchionne the freshly appointed CEO at FIAT, said: “this is the man who will destroy the automotive industry in Italy”. The prophecy comes true, but most of policy makers and journalists show great surprise after years of lauds. 7.6 billion euro State aids …

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