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Italy’s Populist Leaders Besiege the Central Bank, Lenders

  • Powers of parliamentary investigation seen as unprecedented
  • Governor Visco will defend independence, official says
Italy's Central Bank As Banking Report Due
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Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco is feeling the weight of a populist onslaught against the country’s entire financial sector, with his institution in the middle of it.