Italy – Unchartered waters

24 May 18
A new dawn Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella yesterday gave Florence law professor Giuseppe Conte a mandate to lead Italy’s first anti-establishment government. Conte, a practising lawyer with no political or managerial ...

Economics: Post-Brexit “red tape” could cut UK-Ireland trade by 10%

24 May 18
Economics: Post-Brexit “red tape” could cut UK-Ireland trade by 10% The impact of non-tariff barriers to trade, such as technical standards or health regulations, could reduce trade between the United Kingdom ...

ECB – Reversing market moves

23 May 18
Keeping schtum With market concerns over Italy growing, rumours are rife that the European Central Bank may use its regular bond buying to sway the programme of the new Italian government, ...

Italy – Hobson’s choice

23 May 18
Calling the shots Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the rightist League on Monday asked President Sergio Mattarella to appoint little-known law professor Giuseppe Conte as the country’s next Prime Minister. Mattarella, ...

Economics: Britain’s “Brexit” divorce skills get thumbs down -economists

23 May 18
Economics: Britain’s “Brexit” divorce skills get thumbs down -economists Britain’s government has handled negotiations with the European Union over its departure from the bloc poorly, according to all economists in a ...

Economics: Latest data to show Irish price pressures at wholesale level still very tame

22 May 18
Economics: Latest data to show Irish price pressures at wholesale level still very tame The domestic economic focus on Tuesday turns to manufacturing output prices in April, which will be released ...

Italy – Call my bluff

22 May 18
Bending the rules Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and rightist League have promised to ramp up spending and implement tax cuts in a government agenda agreed on Friday that risks putting Italy ...

Bank of England – Mark(ing) Time

22 May 18
Wait and see Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday he expected Britain’s economy would bounce back from a weak start to the year when it was hit by ...

Emerging Markets – That sinking feeling

21 May 18
Pressure points If buybacks and merger-mania are sweeping across developed markets, the same cannot be said of emerging markets. Argentina and Turkey, which boast two of the largest current account deficits ...

Economics: PMI data in focus

21 May 18
Economics: PMI data in focus The week ahead brings the first or “flash” estimate of manufacturing activity in May from around the world, an early indication of how the global economy ...