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Italy’s PM defiant on budget, denies coalition rift

Italy’s PM defiant on budget, denies coalition rift

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy’s prime minister on Thursday denied any division between the two parties in his governing coalition, after reports of a spat over [more…]

Lack of Italy debt contagion explodes notion of euro periphery

Lack of Italy debt contagion explodes notion of euro periphery

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The striking lack of financial contagion across the euro zone from Italy’s bond-market blowout this year shows investors are breaking an eight-year [more…]

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar held near a one-week high on Thursday and stocks were mixed after minutes showing the Federal Reserve may favor more [more…]

EU leaders seek stronger euro zone as Italy challenges rules

EU leaders seek stronger euro zone as Italy challenges rules

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will discuss on Thursday how to make the euro zone more resilient to crises, with the bloc’s third biggest [more…]

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell [more…]

Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

Published 17/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with [more…]

Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy

Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy

Published 17/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Euro zone countries must each ensure their budgets are stable and economies competitive, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European [more…]

Far right, ex-military officer wins Brazil vote, faces leftist in…

Far right, ex-military officer wins Brazil vote, faces leftist in…

Published 08/10/2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Far-right Congressman and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, as voters’ [more…]

Italy’s Salvini says ratings agencies must be fair, rules out euro…

Italy’s Salvini says ratings agencies must be fair, rules out euro…

Published 08/10/2018

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday he hopes credit agencies show no prejudice toward Italy when they review their [more…]