Mauro Battocchi

New frontiers
San Francisco: the new Serenissima

Open to trade in far-flung and highly dynamic regions overseas, the San Francisco Bay Area is at the vanguard of trade with Asia. As the Asian influence within the city takes root, a new commercial culture is being formed.

Europe fights to survive
The odd couple

Looking back to the negotiations in 1997 that led to the start of the euro – which took a turn after the election of Lionel Jospin as Prime Minister of France – may shed light on François Hollande’s future dealings with Germany and Italy on economic policies.