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Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns plunging the country into fresh political turmoil (Euronews)

August 20, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil.” – by Gareth Browne

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Italy’s Carige faces April deadline to fill 630 mln euro capital gap (Reuters)

March 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Temporary administrators of Banca Carige said they had to find a buyer by April for the Italian bank, after unveiling a 630 million euro ($718 million) capital shortfall” – Valentina Za

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we focus […]

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Carige’s top investor meets ECB after blocked cash call (Business Standard)

December 28, 2018 | File Under: , ,

“The top investor in Banca Carige met European Central Bank supervisors on Thursday to explain why he did not back a vital cash call at the troubled Italian lender.”

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Italy backs down in its budget standoff with the E.U. (Washington Post)

December 19, 2018 | File Under: , ,

“The populist Italian government’s first experiment in challenging Europe appeared to near its conclusion Tuesday with reports of the most conventional of outcomes: an agreement with Brussels bureaucrats.”

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What the 2018 EBA stress tests (don’t) tell you about Italy (Bruegel)

November 28, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

The results of the latest European Banking Authority stress tests were eagerly awaited for their results on the four biggest Italian banks. At first sight, these banks seem well prepared to withstand an adverse macro-financial shock. But judging by the market reaction following their publication, the results have not appeased investors.

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Mission impossible? What Banca Carige really needs is a buyer. (Euromoney)

November 22, 2018 | File Under: , ,

“The Italian bank has bought some time with the ECB, but what it really needs is a white knight.”

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Italy Vows to Stick to Budget That Breaches EU Rules (WSJ)

October 23, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

“Italy’s government vowed to forge ahead with its spending plans, despite warnings by the European Union that its proposed budget would breach the bloc’s fiscal rules, raising the chances of a clash with Brussels.”

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The 10 Most Important People in Italy Worth Watching Right Now (Bloomberg)

October 14, 2018 | File Under: , ,

“Italy’s determination to deepen its budget deficit next year is driving up the government’s borrowing costs and setting it on course for a clash with the European Union. These are the people that traders really need to pay attention to in the weeks ahead.”

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Italian banks a bigger risk than Turkey (Euromoney)

August 20, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

“Any contagion from a shock in Italy would certainly have more of an impact on Europe, and globally, than the crisis in Turkey, compounded by the fact Brexit and trade wars are creating huge uncertainty.”

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