Politics Mario Monti


  • How Will Markets React to the Italian Election? Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:05 AM ET
    How Will Markets React to the Italian Election?

    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.

  • Bank of Italy Gov: No Question BMPS Is Stable Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
     Bank of Italy Gov: No Question BMPS Is Stable

    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
    Heating Up in Davos.. the Outlook For Europe

    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.

  • Italy's Economic Price to Pay: Finance Minister Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 9:10 PM ET
    Italy's Weak Economy Justified: Finance Minister

    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
    Reviewing the ECB's Policy Decision

    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
    Berlusconi Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison

    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.

  • Frattini: Most PDL Members Back Monti for Another Year Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 1:20 AM ET
    Frattini: Most PDL Members Back Monti for Another Year

    Franco Frattini, former Italian foreign minister spoke to CNBC about what role he wants Italian prime minister Mario Monti to play in the upcoming election.

  • Italy's Mario Monti May Run For PM Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Italy's Mario Monti May Run For PM

    Markets across Europe close mostly lower on "fiscal cliff" concerns, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Mario Monti is expected to make an announcement this week on whether he intends to run for Prime Minister.

  • Italy Awaits Monti's Decision on Political Future Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 1:22 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italy awaits Monti's decision on his - and Italy's - political future.

  • Europe's Leaders Promise Further Steps to Quell Crisis Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:46 PM ET

    Europe's leaders agreed to press on with further steps to shore up their finances and sustain momentum in tackling the debt crisis on Friday, a day after clinching a deal on banking supervision and approving long-delayed aid to Greece.

  • Berlusconi Warned Not to Target Germany Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:07 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi represents the country's darker side of Italy in a controversial new documentary

    The German government has warned Silvio Berlusconi not to target Berlin in the run-up to elections early next year after the former Italian prime minister attacked the "German-centric" economic policies of his successor Mario Monti.