Italy

Economics

Could Italy’s dolce vita be at risk?

Fears over Italian debt levels have risen sharply following the announcement of the country’s three-year fiscal plan. Should investors be worried?

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Economics

Italian tail risks

Here’s my take from CNBC on the sizeable tail risks in the Italian market, including the prospect of early elections.

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Economics

The ECB’s Italian Job

“We trust that the government will take all the appropriate actions” – Jean-Claude Trichet. Mario Draghi. That was the sign-off for the now infamous ECB letter sent to Silvio Berlusconi’s government during the height of the European sovereign debt crisis. Nearly seven years on, Italy has once again experienced financial market turmoil and the ECB this week will no doubt be asked many questions about the situation.

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Macrobites

Italy: too big to fail, too big to bail

 

Political risk is back with a vengeance in Italy. As the third largest global issuer of government bonds after the US and Japan, the country is too big to be allowed to fail without severe contagion to the global financial system. However, it is also too big to bail out comfortably using tried and tested mechanisms.

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