Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, Italy provides easy access to the Northern and Southern European markets. It is the second largest exporter of manufactured products in Europe, continuously attracting investments from major foreign companies and trading principally with Germany and France.
The main economic sectors producing remarkable added-value are the food and beverage, fashion and luxury, automotive/engineering, and home furnishing industries. With its priceless cultural and environmental assets, Italy has high potential for more growth in the tourism industry as well.
Our predecessor, Banque Bruxelles Lambert began here in 1979. Since 1994, we have operated under the ING brand. Our strategic focus in Italy is on large Italian corporations, Italian subsidiaries of international corporations and financial institutions. ING Wholesale Banking (WB) provides a wide range of products and services including payments and cash management, general lending, debt capital, project financing, trade finance and global liquidity solutions. We are a primary dealer in Italian government bonds.
At ING WB, we tailor solutions around your business. A single point of contact gives you access to a wide range of products, banking specialists and industry experts. Do you already know which products you need to move your business forward? Or do you require advice specific to your business requirements? Contact us and let us know!
- Flourishing renewable energy sector
- Debt capital markets, payments and cash management
- Primary dealer of Italian bonds
- Client focus – single point of contact – tailored services
- Network of product specialists and industry experts
- Active in Italy since 1979
Country trade view Italy
Italy is a significant player in world trade and its trade is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, albeit slowly. Italy's export of industrial products will rise, with road and transport vehicles in the lead. Exports of the more classically Italian goods, such as leather, textile and other fashion-related goods, are expected to stall. On the import side, Italy is expected to exhibit more demand for foreign chemicals, fuels and basic food products.
Learn more about Italy’s imports, exports and trading partners in our Country trade view Italy (Nov. 2015).
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