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Struggling Italian Business Owners Seek Chinese Investors

The economic crisis in Italy has left many small businesses in dire straits. Unable to get credit and with little hope of an economic recovery, increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are looking to sell their businesses to Chinese investors.   Laura Zanardi and Monica Borlini opened a bar-café thirteen years ago in the northern wine region of Franciacorta.   “It was just an empty rectangular warehouse. We redid it, building a mezzanine and creating more intimate areas. It was a ...

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