Tag Archives: Italy

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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Italy’s economic renaissance? – FT

Italy is seeing growth after a long recession. Luigi Speranza, co-head of European economics at BNP Paribas, tells the FT’s economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano what’s driving the recovery and whether the country is finally leaving behind chronic low growth. For … Continue reading

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Will QE help Italy grow? – FT

QE is set to help Italy. However, Lorenzo Codogno, visiting professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, tells the FT’s Ferdinando Giugliano that while the ECB programme will boost Italy, growth rates are likely to stay modest For … Continue reading

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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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Weekly Eurozone Watch – Equity Ramp

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 4 bps lower; France 1 bp tighter to the Bund; Belgium no spread change; Ireland 6 bps tighter; Italy 12 bps tighter; Spain 30 bps tighter; Portugal 15 bps tighter; Greece 4 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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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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Weekly Eurozone Watch: Yen Carry Returns

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 5 bps higher; France 1 bp wider to the Bund; Belgium 4 bps wider; Ireland 22 bps tighter; Italy 10 bps tighter; Spain 11 bps tighter; Portugal 10 bp tighter; Greece 82 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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