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Dutch Premier Says It’s Up to Italy to Contain Bond Spreads

  • Dutch prime minister expresses confidence in Draghi’s reforms
  • Italy skirted a sovereign debt crisis earlier this month
Rutte at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Brussels, on June 24.
Rutte at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Brussels, on June 24.Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Italy should take charge of managing the cost of its government debt in financial markets. 

“In the division of labor of the monetary system and bringing down the spread, the country has to make sure the fundamentals are alright,” Rutte said in an interview in Brussels after a European Union summit.