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Marcus Ashworth

Trump Buys Italian Debt? Don’t Tell the ECB

A U.S. intervention in Italy’s debt market would be an excellent way to infuriate the central bank. 

How would you like to buy some Italian bonds?

How would you like to buy some Italian bonds?

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump to the rescue by buying Italian debt?

So says Corriere della Sera, which reported that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte received this offer from Trump about three weeks ago.