Italian election threat drives BTP/Bund spread wider

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By Mike Turner
12 Aug 2019

Rising expectations of a snap Italian election before the end of the year are threatening to send the spread between 10 year Bunds and BTPs wider by as much as 250bp, according to analysts.

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini last week called for elections this autumn, claiming the governing coalition is no longer functioning. 

The League, Salvini's party, has filed a no confidence vote in its own government, which it formed with anti establishment party Five Star, prompting Italian parties to meet ...

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