Ansaldo STS tests new satellite-based data management system

Genoa - During a test trip between Cagliari and Decimomannu in Sardinia, Ansaldo STS, Trenitalia, and RFI, the firm that owns Italy’s railway network, presented to the public their ERSAT-EAV project.


China is Germany’s most important trading partner

Berlin - China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partnerin 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year


Italy’s black economy: a 400,000-strong army / FOCUS

Rome - As Mafia infiltration of the agro-sector spreads throughout Italy,so the phenomenon of illicit agricultural labour contracting known as “caporalato” shows no sign of abating; just the opposite. The case of Paola Clemente, a 49-year old farm worker from San Giorgio Jonico whose life was cut short in 2015


Died of exhaustion, six “caporali” arrested

Andria - On 13 July 2015 Paola Clemente,49, died from overwork in the fields around Andria (Puglia). She died from exhaustion: putting in twelve-hour days for a wage of less than thirty euro. Her death prompted Trani’s prosecutor to open an investigation that yesterday led to the arrest of six individuals


India: Coal imports decline by 22% to 14 MT in January

Nuova Delhi - Coal imports declined by 21.7 per cent to 14.31 million tonnes in January as the power utilities did not lift much fuel due to abundant stock available with them.

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