Italian political strife kicks 30 year further into the long grass

The Republic of Italy’s hopes of issuing a new 30 year benchmark may have to be put on hold until the summer, said SSA bankers this week, as the country’s political deadlock showed no sign of breaking and speculation mounted that new elections would have to be called.

  • 28 Mar 2013

The country has failed to form a new government since inconclusive elections in late February. On Wednesday the leader of Italy’s centre-left coalition Pier Luigi Bersani, indicated that little progress had been made towards forming a government, leading to speculation that new elections would be required.

The uncertainty had ...

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5 UniCredit 10,414.96 14 6.40%

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5 Deutsche Bank 20,925.41 48 7.01%

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5 Barclays 49,497.84 151 5.43%