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Business 31 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Free fall in Italy’s bond driven by liquidity vacuum

NEW YORK: The free fall in Italy’s debt underscored that even one of Europe’s biggest debt markets is subject to the traders’ adage that liquidity often dries up just when you need it most.

Economy 21 Jan 2016 | 7:10 AM

Italy puzzles over strong confidence, weak growth riddle

ROME: At first glance there is something odd about Italy's economic data. For months its consumer and business sentiment has been stronger than almost anywhere else in the euro zone, yet economic activity still lags its peers.

Business 06 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Monti warns of Greek-style risk to Italy

ROME (Reuters) - Italy risked a Greek-style economic collapse which could threaten the future of the euro without the austerity package approved by the government, Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Monday, calling on European partners to do their part.

Business 06 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Italy credit rating down 3 notches

NEW YORK: Moody's Investors Service cut Italy's bond ratings by three notches, saying it saw a 'material increase' in funding risks for eurozone countries with high levels of debt.

Business 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Bank of Italy faces troubling times

TALY’s populist government has its eye on the country’s financial regulators. Rome has suffered a long series of banking scandals, so it’s only fair to ask for more accountability. But the way the ruling League and Five Star Movement are proceeding should worry anybody who cares about the independence of these institutions.

Business 12 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Italy lenders’ US$118bil headache

LONDON: Italian banks face a 102 billion-euro (US$118bil) headache, just when they’re least ready to deal with it.

Business 03 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitch cuts Italy’s rating outlook on possible fiscal loosening

SAN FRANCISCO: Italy’s rating outlook was lowered by Fitch Ratings, which said the fiscal plans of the new government risk a degree of fiscal loosening.

Business 20 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

S&P cuts Italy ratings one notch, outlook negative

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Standard and Poor's cut its unsolicited ratings on Italy by one notch on Monday, warning of a deteriorating growth outlook and damaging political uncertainty, in a move that took markets by surprise and added to pressure on the debt-stressed euro zone.

Business 30 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Italy names Mario Draghi as new central banker

ROME: Italy has named outsider Mario Draghi as the central bank's new governor, moving swiftly to contain the fallout from a banking scandal that caused his predecessor's resignation.

Business 22 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Italy banks face key week after surprise foreign assault

Italy's banks face a pivotal week after Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and Dutch group ABN Amro threw down the gauntlet over the Bank of Italy's restrictions on foreign takeovers in the sector.