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Italy is downgraded

Italy was downgraded following the significant impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic

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April 29, 2020 03:39 AM
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Worries of Coronavirus Plague World Markets

With new Coronavirus cases in Italy, fears are spreading that the virus may move further into Europe.

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Vodafone returns to two-bar growth

Rebounding service revenues justify giving Vodafone the benefit of the doubt, for now

Vodafone key sales called to rebound

A recovery in organic service revenues would help soothe persistent worries over India and South Africa

Market Brief: Stocks shrug off a tale of two political crises

One key EU government could be headed for collapse whilst another could soon be formed

EUR/USD Coiled Like a Spring as Italian Political Situation Reaches Code Red

The political situation in Italy is reaching code red; EUR/USD poised for a big move

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August 28, 2019 09:41 AM

Market Brief: UK growth shock joins global risks

After a week like this, investors are clearly unwilling to go into the weekend with strongly bullish positions exposed to next week's unpredictable open

Europe to regain the spotlight

In recent weeks the focus has been on escalating global trade tensions and implications for markets. Tonight, it is Europe’s chance to regain the spotlight at its monthly ECB interest rate meeting and courtesy of problem child, Italy again waving a defiant fist at Brussels.

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June 6, 2019 03:02 AM

European bounce shrugs off Italy, hangs on Fed

Europe’s rebound may not turn out to be any more deluded than elsewhere

European Equity Market Handover: Rome rumbles reverse rebound attempt

A lack of fresh trade dispute developments increases focus on events in Italy

Daily Brexit update: Sterling drifts higher on Fed hopes rather than Brexit

A more convincing patina of positive sentiment in Europe with help from Italy.

Italian markets put a brave face on

In the absence of fresh direction from Wall Street, European markets are creating their own positive impetus.

Stocks waver over U.S. Mid-Term puzzle

A third-straight weak session for European gauges as Wall Street tentatively drifts higher.

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November 6, 2018 10:48 AM

Global stocks decline as anxiety mounts

European stock markets took their cue from the heavy selloffs in the US and Asia to open lower Thursday as bigger picture concerns about the US economy reasserted themselves.

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The calm before the storm?

The FTSE opened gingerly lower this morning but European stocks are trading higher in the calm before the storm.

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October 16, 2018 05:56 AM

Brexit and Italy dominate European trade

Uncertainty remains the main feature of European markets with Brexit and the Italian budget high on the list of concerns. The FTSE, DAX and the CAC are all trading lower and US futures are showing signs of weakness.

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October 10, 2018 06:23 AM

NAFTA relief rally is global for now

NAFTA relief abounds, though watch Italian yields.

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October 1, 2018 08:12 AM

The Italian powder keg

Alarm bells are ringing in Europe after Italy’s economy minister Giovanni Tria lost the battle trying to keep the country’s budget deficit in check.

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September 28, 2018 07:57 AM