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Italy’s troubles are far from over

Armageddon averted. A lifeline in the sea of speculation. Greece and hence Italy saved for another day. The days leading up to Thursday’s summit of European leaders were dramatic. None more so than for Italy, which, with the second largest public debt after Greece, had suddenly been projected into the centre of the European sovereign … Continue reading »

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