Italy politics

Less Fear about Italy, More Fear Over Trade

May 30, 2018

Highly successful Italian 10-year and 5-year sovereign debt auctions following growing incohesion among anti-euro political elements in that country alleviated one source of market strains. 10-year government bond yields fell by 24 basis points in Italy, 21 bps in Greece, 9 bps in Portugal and 4 bps in Spain. Yields, by contrast, rose 11 bps […] More

Three-Pronged Blow to European Confidence

May 23, 2018

Italy is poised to get a populist, anti-euro, anti-austerity, and pro-Russia governing coalition. Being the third largest economy to use the euro, this development poses an existential risk to the common European currency that is far greater than the debt problems of Greece. Ten-year sovereign debt yields rose 10 basis points today in Italy in […] More

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