Tag Archives: Italy

The Art of Italian Bookkeeping (Cont.)

Italy’s budget plan should be treated for what it is – a pie in the sky.

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Europe: Five Big Surprises for 2019

Dealing in alternate realities is a tricky business. As is often noted, predictions are hard, especially about the future.

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The Battle for Italy (Continued)

The European Commission exposes Italy’s wishful thinking.

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Italy: The New Greece?

Is Italy’s crisis the new Greece? Is it just as bad? Or different? Could it take just as long to resolve it?

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Will Italy’s Finances Shake Europe?

Five Star leader Di Maio still has not learned that comments which may go down well during an election campaign can easily backfire for a senior politician in office.

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Italy and the Populists: Heading for an Even Hotter September?

It may take a further rise in Italian bond yields to remind the populist government’s leaders in Rome that their room for maneuver to operate with more debt is very limited.

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Sergio Marchionne’s Legacy for Italy

What lessons does the revival of Fiat hold for all of Italy?

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Less Europe?

The EU does not always need more members and deeper integration. Less could be more in the end.

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Italy: The Master of Its Fate

If Italy’s government tames its radical instincts it could be allowed to get away with a few things. But if it is confrontational with the EU it will be heading for trouble.

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Italy: When Trumpism Hits Euroland

The EU no longer lives in the orderly world of the Maastricht treaties, but in the world of a “populist monetary union.”

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