Leading Italian daily La Repubblica has joined forces with the financial information giant Bloomberg to create a finance and business section hosted on Repubblica's website.
Repubblica has been the most-visited general news site in Italy for the past 14 years and this partnership with finance behemoth Bloomsberg is intended to give the publication the edge in the digital financial information game. La Repubblica is the first daily newspaper outside of the United States to have struck up a partnership with Bloomberg, and is only the second daily in the world to do so, after The Washington Post.
The move is intended put more information on the hands of Repubblica's journalists. The official press release announcing the deal stated "The site will be run by Repubblica editorial staff, making use of the wealth of information offered by Bloomberg (financial data, international economic news, and audiovisuals) and the contribution of Repubblica journalists, columnists and foreign correspondents".
Sources: Repubblica, Repubblica and Bloomberg press release