High-Frequency Trading Slowdown
Is the Italian banking future based on UniCredit?
Stock markets are not anymore large venues filled with people shouting and rushing to scalp Blue Star shares. Computers stole the show back in the 90’s, as algorithms did in the 2000’s. Algorithmic trading (AT) and high-frequency trading (HFT) have come to set the rules of the trading world, and have essentially isolated human intervention […]
Ancillary labour: The Italian problem solving
BACKGROUND OF ITALY’S FINANCIAL SYSTEM It is public renowned that Italian banks have significantly higher percentage of NPLs (non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default) in comparison to other banks in Europe. The fact of having this high rate of bad credits has led some banks to the brink of default, beginning last year with […]
Vivendi and Mediaset: this marriage is not to be performed!
During the last two months, it seemed Italian political talk shows were refusing to go on air if they didn’t have at least a section focusing on INPS’s voucher, the instrument aimed at regulating ancillary work. Moreover, on January the 11th, the Italian Constitutional Court issued an admissibility judgement about a referendum to abolish this instrument, strengthening the […]
In order to summarize what has happened to the agreement between two of the largest media companies in Europe, Mediaset and Vivendi, during the last months, we could take one of the most famous sentences in the history of the Italian literature: “this marriage is not to be performed, not tomorrow, nor ever!”. The original […]