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  • Italian Voters Have a Sense of Humour: Expert     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Alberto Mingardi, director general at the Bruno Leoni Institute, tells CNBC that Italians voted against un-credible policy proposals and went for the entertainment.

  • Italy's Political Limbo     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    After an election that left no party with a clear majority, Steve Sedgwick asks what is next for Italy.

  • Investors See Bright Side to Italy Election Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Prime Minister Mario Monti casts his vote in a polling station on February 24, 2013 in Milan, Italy.

    Hopes of a victory for a pro-reform Italian government helped fuel a stock market rally and support government bonds on Monday in the final stages of voting in the general election.

  • How to Play the Italian Election: Pro     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Marco Cristofori, head of equity department at Centrobanca talks to CNBC about his two investment scenarios for the outcome of the Italian election.

  • Confidence in Italy Ended With Monti: Pro     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Michele Raucci, chairman of Sixiang Holding, tells CNBC that confidence in Italy among investors dramatically reduced once the Monti government ended.

  • Fears are mounting that an inconclusive election in Italy this weekend could rattle markets, setting back the countries reform efforts. Julia Chatterley has more from Milan.

  • Italy Vote May Not Give Country What It Needs Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:51 PM ET

    Silvio Berlusconi's resurgence and the rise of a foul-mouthed populist comedian have thrown Italy's weekend election wide open, with deep uncertainty over whether the poll can produce a positive outcome.

  • ECB's Visco Says Markets Watching Italy Closely Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy

    Financial markets remain keenly focused on Italy's ability to control its public finances and pursue reforms to lift its stagnant economy, Ignazio Visco said on Saturday.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his "last great electoral and political battle" on Sunday.

  • Italy’s Monti Hires Obama Election Strategist Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Barack Obama knows a thing or two about winning elections and having pressed Italy's Mario Monti into running for prime minister in next month's elections, the US president is also lending some advice.

  • Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy, tells CNBC that Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is stable and that the losses were not due to the government hiding information.

  • Heating Up in Davos.. the Outlook For Europe     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    A look at the hot topics of conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Italy's Berlusconi Closing Gap Ahead of Vote Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:07 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition is making rapid gains ahead of next month's elections, the latest polls suggest, increasing the possibility that even if the center-left wins as expected it may not be able to form a table Italian government.

  • As Italian bond yields plummeted last week, CNBC's Bernie Lo caught up with Italy's Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, and asked whether the low yields were skewed, given the ongoing troubles in Italy's economy.

  • Reviewing the ECB's Policy Decision     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD, Mesirow Financial discusses the impact of the ECB's recent policy decision. He adds that Mario Draghi will likely keep his "powder dry" for policy reasons.

  • The Battle Lines Are Drawn in Italy’s Election Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    The stage is being set for the battle for the heart of Italy, as warning signs about the state of the country’s economy become more difficult to ignore.

  • Italy's Monti Plots Return With New Coalition Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office.

  • Italy's borrowing costs rose slightly at the first auction for long-term debt to be settled in 2013 as thin trading and worries over the U.S. budget weighed on peripheral bonds.

  • Italy Hits Target Amount at First Debt Auction of 2013 Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    Italy sold all the bills and bonds it aimed to at an auction on Thursday, a few days after outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti announced he may join the election race to lead a reform-minded centrist alliance.

  • Berlusconi Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:25 AM ET

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he will run for Italian PM if the party asks him to, and that he has been sentenced to four years in prison due to tax fraud, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.