Proposals for new 'mini-BOTs' mooted
The election of an anti-establishment government in Italy sent investors fleeing and Italian government bonds (BTPs) witnessed record outflows earlier this year. Antonio Ruggeri, manager of the OYSTER European Corporate Bonds fund at SYZ Asset Management,...
'We should now call this a crisis': Italian bond yields surge to highest since 2012 amid snap election fears
Government bond yields soar
Overseas investors returning
Euro up against most major currencies
Country goes to polls on 4 March
The euro fell to levels last seen in March 2015 last night as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after suffering a worse defeat than expected in the country's referendum on constitutional reform.
The increasing popularity of protectionist policies - the practice of individual countries shielding their industries from foreign competition - is growing to become one of the biggest dangers to investors currently, according to a new report.