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Concerns mount over Italy debt as talk of ‘coronabonds’ fades

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Italian government bonds sold off sharply this week as worries grew over the sovereign’s debt sustainability after last week’s Eurogroup meeting left any form of debt mutualisation a highly unlikely prospect in the near term. The result is that Italy will have to rely more on support from the European Central Bank as it prepares to bolt on a much bigger borrowing programme in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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