Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, likens Italian politics to a "Machiavellian play" ahead of Berlusconi's court hearing and discusses the impact the electoral reform could have.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 28- Spanish yields fell on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its monetary stimulus at current levels at a policy meeting this week supported demand for riskier assets. Spain clawed back ground lost last week after below-forecast German sentiment and euro zone business sector surveys raised concern about the bloc's recovery.
MILAN, Oct 28- Italy's two-year yields hit their lowest level since May at an auction of zero-coupon bonds on Monday as expectations of abundant liquidity both in Europe and the United States supported shorter maturities.
*Giorgia Meloni says very fluid moment on Italy's centre-right. ROME, Oct 22- Italy's divided centre-right is paying a heavy price for failing to arrange a smooth succession to Silvio Berlusconi, according to a minister in his last government who broke ranks with the former premier last year to set up a rival conservative party.
Berlusconi has formally asked to do a year of community service rather than be jailed or put under house arrest after his conviction for tax fraud.
The restructuring of Europe's banks will be positive in the end, the head of Italy's main stock exchange told CNBC on Monday.
An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate following his conviction for tax fraud in August.
Jacopo Barigazzi, co-founder of Linkiesta, says that it is the "beginning of the end" for Silvio Berlusconi, but he could still be popular with voters.
Silvio Berlusconi is renowned for his off-color remarks and personal scandal.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, talks about Italy's key issues including structural reforms and how Wednesday's confidence vote could impact them.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, comments on the political turmoil in Italy, where up to 20 senators from Berlusconi's PDL party could resign.
Artur Fischer, co-CEO of Borse Berlin, discusses Italy and highlights that center-right Silvio Berlusconi has always been full of surprises and could have some more "weapons" up his sleeve.
All five members from Silvio Berlusconi's party announced their resignation on Saturday, plunging the country back into political uncertainty, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Federico Santi, Italy associate at Eurasia, discusses the political situation in Italy where early elections are still "the most likely outcome" and highlights the "defections" from Berlusconi's PDL party.
Francesco Giavazzi, professor of economics at Bocconi University, compares the confidence vote for Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to when members of the fascist party voted against Mussolini and fascism.
Just as you thought the crisis in Europe was over and markets seem to be enjoying confidence and stability, along comes another curve ball.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, tells CNBC that Silvio Berlusconi is posturing and is aware how precarious Italy's economic situation is.
Silvio Berlusconi vowed on Wednesday to remain at the center of Italian politics even if expelled from parliament because of a tax fraud conviction.
Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as Italian markets post gains amid uncertainty over Berlusconi's political future.
Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the political situation in Italy, and explains how it's no longer such a destabilising factor for the market.