Italy’s complete intransigence takes investors by surprise

The Italian government’s refusal to make any concessions to the European Commission over its budget plans took investors by surprise this week, moving the 10 year BTP/Bund spread to its highest level since early 2013.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 14 Nov 2018
Few expected Italy to deviate much from its 2019 estimates of a deficit target of 2.4% of GDP and GDP growth of 1.5% — figures rejected by the Commission three weeks ago — but the complete lack of movement as the deadline passed at midnight on Tuesday did ...

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