Italy to issue green, seek deficit exemption

Conte, Giuseppe and Gualtieri, Roberto, 30 Sep 2019 from PA 230x150
By Burhan Khadbai, Jon Hay, Lewis McLellan
03 Oct 2019

Italy's new finance minister, Roberto Gualtieri, has said Italy "would like to issue green bonds" to finance investment in greening its economy. The Treasury has begun working on the project.

Gualtieri announced the green bond aspiration at the end of a press conference with prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday evening, after a cabinet meeting to approve the finance ministry's budget forecasts for 2020.

The new government has made sustainability a priority, launching its own version of the ...

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