Assolombarda, Lombardy Region’s principal business association, has published the results for its annual survey on internationalisation processes for businesses in Milan and its hinterland. The survey included about 3,600 Assolombarda member companies. The association’s deputy president, Giuseppe Castelli, underscored during the presentation that an international outlook is no longer an option: it is a necessity. Indeed, 63% of the companies surveyed said that they traded internationally, with 90% of these engaged in exporting. For a similar proportion (62%), foreign markets are a source of raw materials, semi-processed goods, finished products and services. Read more, in Italian.