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Mario Monti open to leading Italy again

Dec 24, 2012
The outgoing Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, has said he would would be prepared to head up any new government committed to his economic reforms.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti, Europe debt crisis, austerity

Italian Finance Minister: Election may strengthen reform resolve

Dec 17, 2012
Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli shares his views on Italy's economic stability, challenges ahead, and the country's political future.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis

Italy's political worries scare investors

Dec 10, 2012
The last thing the global economy needed was more political upheaval in Europe. But that's what we're getting. Italian prime minister Mario Monti plans to resign, and there will be elections early in 2013.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti, Silvio Berlusconi

Italian PM Mario Monti announces plans to step down

Dec 10, 2012
Italy, the third biggest economy in the euro zone, has been plunged into political turmoil as Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced plans to step down.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti, Silvio Berlusconi

What's up, Europe? Small talk turns to finance in Italy

Jul 24, 2012
A number of Southern Italian cities, including the entire province of Sicily, are on the verge of bankruptcy.
Posted In: Whats up Europe, italy, Germany

Italian debt rating downgraded two levels

Jul 13, 2012
In Europe today, the focus has shifted from Spain to Italy, in the ongoing EU debt crisis. Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded Italian debt to just two levels above junk status.
Posted In: italy, spain, Moody's, Europe debt crisis

New EU bailout plan a victory for Italy

Jun 29, 2012
European leaders have settled on a new way to bail out banks. The structure will allow the EU to prop up troubled banks directly. It's the kind of change Spain, Italy and other struggling eurozone countries were looking for.
Posted In: italy

What's up, Europe? Italy's distraction from the crisis

Jun 19, 2012
What are Italians talking about these days? Soccer. But the eurozone crisis is still keeping people on edge.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, Whats up Europe

What's up, Europe? Italy looks forward

Jun 6, 2012
Italians are holding out hope that a meeting of European leaders on June 28 will prove to be a turning point in the euro crisis.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

May 30, 2012
Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted In: bonds, italy, Europe debt crisis

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