"The Italian government, likewise the European authorities will be absolutely mad to let the Italian banks go to the wall just because the hell it could unleash on the European banking sector"
Research director at City Index.
"I am a candidate for the presidency of the Republic"
French Prime Minister
"Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake!"
"Our base scenario is a caretaker government which could be in place before Christmas, and no new elections before 2018"
Marie Owens Thomsen
Indosuez Wealth Management chief economist
"This has been the hardest decision I have ever made"
Prime Minister of New Zealand
"Everybody was looking helpless, crying for help"
Injured hotel guest
""I take full responsibility for the defeat""
Italian Prime Minister
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