Category Archives: Italy

Berlusconi’s stunning U-turn

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi delivered quite a show ahead of the Senate vote. In a dramatic U-turn Berlusconi, who only a few days ago was threatening to topple the government, gave Letta his backing. He was seen holding his … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Italy’s New Government

Stratfor Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses how Italy’s new government could bring some short-term stability to the country, but long-term challenges will remain. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Italy’s New PM sets out priorities

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Napolitano re-election helps Italian stocks and bonds

Hopes of an end to two months of political deadlock had a positive effect on Italy’s financial markets on Monday. http://www.euronews.com/ (click here if video is not observable)

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Headache for head of state as Italian politics fails..again

Here is something we really need to monitor and keep on our radar.  The potential for an outsized political or geopolitical shock is growing and not just in Italy. (click here if video is not observable)

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France urges softer approach to austerity

Germany is facing stiff resistance from France to ease back on austerity as Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for another EU summit. French President François Hollande has called for the emphasis to shift to boosting growth in indebted eurozone economies. … Continue reading

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Bundesbank’s frosty outlook

The head of Germany’s central bank is warning the eurozone crisis is not over and governments must tackle the roots of their troubles with reforms – pointing the finger particularly at Italy, Cyprus and France. http://www.euronews.com/ (click here if video … Continue reading

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Eurozone Sovereign Spreads Since Italy’s Election

ECB president, Mario Draghi, spoke in this morning’s press conference about how contagion has been contained in the eurozone bond markets since the Italian elections.   The data are in and he is right. The markets had closed before the election … Continue reading

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Italy’s chief executives on political change – Euronews

Good insight. Rachel Sanderson, Milan correspondent, talks to Italy’s business leaders about the country’s inconclusive election results and the structural changes they hope to see implemented once a new government is elected. In depth: Italy elections 2013 http://www.ft.com/indepth/italy-elect… (click here … Continue reading

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Bersani wants change for parliament and Italy

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