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Don't Be Complacent About Italy's Elections

The country's public debt is a threat to global financial stability.
Calm before the storm?

Calm before the storm?

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Investors contemplating Italy's upcoming elections apparently see no cause for alarm, but their mood may not last. The vote looks set to produce a coalition government too weak to address the country's twin challenges of slow growth and high debt.

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