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Italy moves ahead with 20 billion euro bank rescue plan

Italy's parliament has approved a 20 billion euro plan to prop up the country's weaker banks, starting with a bailout for Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Italy's parliament has approved a 20 billion euro plan to prop up the country's weaker banks, starting with a bailout for Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

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Italian banking crisis looms

The Italian government is reportedly ready to pump 15 billion euros into Monte dei Paschi di Siena, and other troubled Italian banks.

The Italian government is reportedly ready to pump 15 billion euros into Monte dei Paschi di Siena, and other troubled Italian banks.

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Italy's new prime minister wins confidence vote staving off political turmoil

Italy’s caretaker prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has won the backing of the Senate in a confidence vote allowing his government to take office, turning the political turmoil down from boil to…

Italy’s caretaker prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has won the backing of the Senate in a confidence vote allowing his government to take office, turning the political turmoil down from boil to…

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Italian Prime Minister wins initial vote of confidence

Paolo Gentiloni needs to win votes of confidence in both houses of parliament. He easily won the first in the lower chamber by 368 to 105.

Paolo Gentiloni needs to win votes of confidence in both houses of parliament. He easily won the first in the lower chamber by 368 to 105.

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Gentiloni unveils Italy's new government

The prime minister-designate has kept almost all the outgoing ministers in place in a sign of continuity commentators say is aimed at reassuring the financial markets.

The prime minister-designate has kept almost all the outgoing ministers in place in a sign of continuity commentators say is aimed at reassuring the financial markets.

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Paolo Gentiloni to be Italy's new prime minister

Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

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Italy's president starts talks to resolve political turmoil

Italy’s president has begun talks with political leaders to find a quick resolution to the political crisis unfolding in the country following the resignation of prime minister Matteo…

Italy’s president has begun talks with political leaders to find a quick resolution to the political crisis unfolding in the country following the resignation of prime minister Matteo…

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Markets shiver but don't catch cold over Italian political turmoil

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

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Five knock-on effects of Renzi's referendum defeat

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

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Italian PM suffers heavy defeat in constitutional vote

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Europe

Italy's referendum - what's at stake for the EU?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

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Opinion: a referendum puts Italy's government to the test

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Business

Italy's referendum: economic background and possible consequences.

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

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Renzi in Bologna to campaign for constitutional reform

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

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Post-truth era

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

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Why Donald's success might Trump Matteo Renzi

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.