Sandell on Spectra Energy, Smithfield Foods

June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Thomas Sandell, chief executive officer of Sandell Asset Management Corp., talks about the performance of Spectra Energy Corp.'s executive board and his position as an activist investor. Sandell, speaking with Erik Schatzker and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers," also discusses acquisition offers for Smithfield Foods Inc. (Source: Bloomberg)

Padoan’s Plan to Reduce Italy’s Public Debt
41:34 - The expected decline of Italy’s public debt this year will mark a turnaround for the euro region’s third-biggest economy, changing financial markets’ skeptical view of the country, Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said. “Given real growth and possibly given a bit more inflation, that is beyond our control of course, we will see dynamics of the debt accelerating downwards,” Padoan told Bloomberg Editor-In-Chief John Micklethwait in an interview in Rome on Monday. Italy government reporter John Follain and Berenberg Chief Economist Holger Schmieding discuss the outlook for Italy with Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on “Countdown.”
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