Italy worries creep back in derivs markets

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By Costas Mourselas
16 May 2018

News that populist parties in Italy could be positioning to defy Europe over spending and debt levels has rattled some participants, causing some to change their strategies with derivatives.

Until now, many bank strategists have been calm about Italian political risk, taking the view that deadlock between parties will prevent sharply market-unfriendly policies from being enacted. 

However, coalition talks between the left wing populist Five Star Movement and right wing anti-immigrant League parties on Thursday seemed to have ...

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