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Apr 29, 2013

Investors welcome new Italian government

MILAN, April 29 (Reuters) – Investors welcomed on Monday the
formation of a new government in Italy, piling into the
country’s assets and brushing off a warning it might still need
international aid to weather a deep economic crisis.

Sovereign borrowing costs fell to their lowest since October
2010 at a sale of 6 billion euros of five-year and 10-year
bonds, and blue chip shares rose 1.6 percent -
outperforming other European markets.

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Apr 26, 2013

Italy’s six-month borrowing costs fall to record low

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s six-month debt costs fell to a record low at an auction on Friday as investors expected prime minister-designate Enrico Letta to bring together rival parties and quickly form a government.

Analysts also said expectations of an interest rate cut in the euro zone and the current hunt for returns were also helping to drive down Italian borrowing costs.

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    • About Lisa

      "I have been a correspondent for 13 years, reporting on banks, financial regulation and EU politics from London, Brussels, Zurich and Milan. I have also written about a variety of business sectors, general news, the arts and sport. As Chief Financial Correspondent for Italy, I keep a close eye on top Italian business stories, particularly Fiat and banking."
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