Italy must revive sense of direction, Financial market manipulation

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Italy must revive sense of direction, Financial market manipulation

Commentary: Italy must revive sense of direction

By Antonio Armellini in Rome

The reversal in relative strength of Italy’s two governing partners, Lega and the Five Star Movement, did not bring greater clarity, as they continue to move along parallel and apparently unconnected tracks. On the one hand, there is a dire economic situation. On the other hand, there is the issue of an early general election, which could at least give Italy a sense of direction, but may set a dangerous course. There is a fair chance that the pressure of outside events will lead to a fudge, such as Italy has seen before.

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Meeting: Financial market manipulation

Friday 5 July, London, 9:00 BST

Oonagh McDonald, an international financial regulatory expert, author and former Labour party politician, will discuss the Libor, foreign exchange, gold and silver price fixing scandals.

She will outline how the benchmarks have been reformed and further recommendations for regulatory reforms to improve the security of the financial services industry.

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