• Italy is close to finally getting a government but it could threaten the very existence of the eurozone

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    Italy looks set to finally get a government, led by a coalition of two Eurosceptic populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the Northern League.
    A leaked draft policy paper on the two parties' plans for government showed discussions about leaving the euro.
    Both parties have denied they plan to pull out of the single currency but the fact that discussions were even held is a worrying sign for the eurozone.
    Italy is one of the key pillars of the project and without its full support, the euro could be on shaky ground.
    After more than two months of deadlock, Italy is finally close to...
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  • An Unconventional New Government in Italy

    3 monthes ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Franklin Templeton Investments : Two months after the Italian election, the country is on the verge of a new government led by the right-wing La Lega and left-wing Five Star movement. While markets take some time to digest the full implications of this unusual tie-up, David Zahn, Franklin Templeton's head of European Fixed Income, offers his analysis of the political situation.
    In our analysis immediately after the Italian election in March this year, we felt a tie-up between Five Star and La Lega , two populist parties at opposite ends of the political spectrum, would be the worst...
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