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


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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