Category Archives: Italy

Italy’s New Government: Who’s Who?

After weeks of negotiation the Italian Government is ready to get to work. But who are the key players? … READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/06/it…

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New Italian government readies for power

Italy’s new government is set to be sworn in on Friday (June 1). Alongside Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Matteo Salvini, leader of The League, will serve as Interior Minister; Luigi Di Maio, leader of Five-Star, will be MInister of Industry … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – May 30

Italy’s president has attempted to broker an eleventh-hour deal between the country’s two largest populist parties to avoid another destabilising national election, helping Italian assets recover from a sell-off that rattled investors worldwide. Sergio Mattarella, who triggered this week’s crisis … Continue reading

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Political unknown as Italy’s new Prime Minister?

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte as the country’s new prime minister.… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/05/21/po…

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Italy’s North-South Economic Divide – France24

Italy 10-year closed at 1.88 percent today,  6.7 bps wider versus the 10-year bund for the week, but still 14 bps tighter year-to-date. The Italian 10-year government bond is 112 bps through the U.S. 10-year note yield, and the country … Continue reading

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Tweet of the Day: Italy’s Impossible Trinity

"Italy lives through a euro-zone impossible trinity: you cannot be in the euro, honour your public debt, and have a broadly stagnant economy." @terzibus quoting @FrancescoPapad1 on #ItalianElections & economy #ElezioniPolitiche2018 #elezioni2018 >> https://t.co/t7NzHE3Gyp pic.twitter.com/3oUAMydS8D — Bruegel (@Bruegel_org) March 4, … Continue reading

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Jim Grant: Italian Junk Bonds With A “Zero Handle”

Great video clip with Jim Grant dishing on the upside-down world of risk assets and the massively distorted global bond markets. “As an example of where the world is mispricing interest rates…look to Italy, which is having a big election … Continue reading

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Five charts to help you understand Italy’s election

Italy is going to the polls on Sunday, March 4. Here we look at the data behind the key election issues.… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/01/fi…

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Sovereign Risk and Debt Crises

We received some interesting pushback on our recent post, Is the U.S. Government Bankrupt?  Not Even Close. The purpose of the post was to remind readers to not ignore the left side of a government’s balance sheet — assets —  … Continue reading

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Renzi Fustigazione!

http://www.repubblica.it/static/speciale/2016/referendum/costituzionale/    

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