Italy’s prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte: markets are tumbling on fears the Eurosceptic government will go on a spending spree.  Photograph: Tony Gentile

Italy’s prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte laboured to finalise his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming Eurosceptic g(...)

Italy’s Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio who has promised to spend more, boost growth and ignore EU budget rules.

Beware the arrival of the mini-BoTs. No, it’s not the latest sci-fi film, but the reaction of the markets to the prospect that the new populist govern(...)

Anti-establishment  Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and   far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini: expected to meet President Sergio Mattarella on Monday. Photographs: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collisi(...)

Marco Morelli: the  Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena chief executive will see a large drop in his pay.  Photograph:       Bloomberg

The European Commission and Italy have agreed on a rescue of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena, outlining a draft plan that involves significant (...)

“Italexit” is increasingly on the agenda in Italy. Photograph: iStock

Alberto Bagnai, a professor at Pescara university with a blog called Goofynomics, this week made a typically provocative demand: that the US should pr(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland

British bank HSBC is to move staff to Paris following Britain’s departure from the European Union, its chief executive confirmed on Wednesday. In an i(...)

The Italian cabinet agreed last week to put €20bn into Monte dei Paschi and other banks after Monte dei Paschi was unable to find a new core investor. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s rescue of troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena will cost the government about €6.6 billion, the country’s central bank says, provid(...)

Cabinet ministers agreed early Friday to put up to €20 billion into the country’s lenders after Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s capital-raising failed

As Italy’s government prepares to shield retail bondholders under its bank rescue plan, it probably won’t be helping many ordinary folk. Just 5.4 per(...)

Shares in MPS were suspended   after the bank, Italy’s third largest lender by assets, warned that its liquidity levels were deteriorating rapidly

Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) is to be rescued by the Italian state using a new €20 billion bailout package as a last-gasp private sector rescue pla(...)

Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni talks to reporters after receiving a mandate to  form a new government. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italy’s head of state, president Sergio Mattarella has asked outgoing foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni to become prime minister of a new government. (...)

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