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  • By Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones. ROME, April 5- Talks to try to break the stalemate following Italy's inconclusive election have failed to make progress, the president said on Thursday, calling for parties to be responsible in fresh consultations next week. The March 4 vote produced deadlock, with a conservative bloc including the far-right League and Silvio...

  • ROME, April 5- Italian President Sergio Mattarella faced an uphill task trying to put together a new government on Thursday, with centre-right parties split on their priorities and the centre-left vowing to head into opposition. National elections last month ended in deadlock as a centre-right bloc, including the League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia,...

  • ROME, April 5- Italy's centre-left Democratic Party plans to remain part of the opposition in the new parliament and not join any coalition government, the PD's acting secretary Maurizio Martina said on Thursday. "The negative election result does not allow us to formulate government solutions that include us," Martina said after meeting President Sergio...

  • LONDON, March 26- Italian bond yields rose on Monday, underperforming most of their euro zone peers, on further signs the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement and the anti-migrant League might explore an alliance to form a government. The head of the 5- Star Movement at the weekend praised the League's leader, Matteo Salvini, after the two parties agreed a deal to...

  • ROME, March 22- Italy's ruling Democratic Party, already reeling from a bruising election defeat, is now grappling with another challenge: deep divisions over whether to go into opposition or act as king-maker for one of its adversaries. The hung parliament produced by the national elections earlier this month means the PD could hold the key to a swift...

  • ROME, March 14- More than a week after inconclusive national elections, Italians are no nearer knowing the make-up of their next government, and are likely to have to wait many more weeks until they find out. The March 4 election ended in a hung parliament, with a rightist coalition winning a combined 37 percent of the vote and the anti-establishment 5- Star...

  • ROME, March 14- More than a week after inconclusive national elections, Italians are no nearer knowing the make-up of their next government, and are likely to have to wait many more weeks until they find out. The March 4 election ended in a hung parliament, with a rightist coalition winning a combined 37 percent of the vote and the anti-establishment 5- Star...

  • LONDON, March 12- German bond yields dipped to a one-week low on Monday after ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said short-term interest rates would stay at "very low levels", supporting a view that any exit from hefty stimulus will be slow. Coeure's comments underpinned sentiment just days after the European Central Bank gave up a pledge to increase bond...

  • *EU warns Italy's economy needs urgent reform. ROME, March 7- Italy's ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday his party would back the far-right League in attempts to form a government, as an anti-establishment rival reaffirmed its claim to call the shots in any new coalition. "In full respect of our agreements, we will now loyally support attempts by...

  • LONDON, March 7- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Wednesday on concerns that planned U.S. import tariffs including on goods from Europe could impede the European Central Bank's plan to withdraw post-crisis monetary stimulus. Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who had told the U.S. president that markets would slump on a tariffs threat,...

  • LONDON, March 7- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Wednesday on speculation that planned U.S. import tariffs including on goods from Europe could impede the European Central Bank's plan to withdraw post-crisis monetary stimulus. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, resigned on Tuesday in a move that could ramp up protectionist...

  • *EU warns Italy's economy needs urgent reform. ROME, March 7- Italy's ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday his party would back the far-right League in attempts to form a government, as an anti-establishment rival reaffirmed its claim to call the shots in any new coalition. "In full respect of our agreements, we will now loyally support attempts by...

  • LONDON, March 7- Euro zone government bond yields dropped on Wednesday on speculation that planned U.S. import tariffs including on goods from Europe could impede the European Central Bank's plan to withdraw post-crisis monetary stimulus. In Europe, demand for government bonds stepped up on Wednesday, the day before an ECB meeting at which policymakers are...

  • LONDON, March 7- Euro zone government bond yields dropped on Wednesday on worries that United States tariffs on European goods could impede the European Central Bank's plan to withdraw post-crisis stimulus, analysts said. In Europe, demand for government bonds stepped up at Wednesday's opening, one day ahead of a key meeting at which policymakers are expected...

  • ROME, March 5- Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, triggering concern in the euro zone following an inconclusive election where voters shunted mainstream parties to the sidelines. Luigi Di Maio, the head of the biggest single party, the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement, said his group had emerged as the clear winner on...

  • ROME, March 5- Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament. Minutes later, the head of the biggest single party, the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement, said it was ready to take on a responsible...

  • ROME, March 5- Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament. Minutes later, the head of the biggest single party, the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement, said it was ready to take on a responsible...

  • Lega far right party leader Matteo Salvini gestures during a press conference held at the Lega headquarter in Milan on March 5, 2018 ahead of the Italy's general election results. A surge for populist and far-right parties in Italy's weekend election could result in a hung parliament with a right-wing alliance likely to win the most votes but no majority, AFP reports.

    The leader of Italy's right-wing Lega (League) party said the center-right coalition has the "right and duty" to govern the country.

  • ROME, March 5- Italy's eurosceptic League claimed the right to lead a new government on Monday, telling investors they should have no fear of it taking office after an inconclusive election gave its centre-right alliance the largest bloc of votes. "The markets have nothing to fear," League leader Matteo Salvini told reporters in Milan, hours after the...

  • The leader and premier candidate of the Movimento 5 Stelle Luigi Di Maio in Pomigliano D'Arco during the voting operations.

    Italy is headed towards a hung parliament Monday, following an election that saw voters shun mainstream politics and opt for more anti-establishment parties.