Italy’s economy and the eurozone

Italy has finally formed a government but it has been a turbulent week in the markets, with the effects felt across the eurozone. What lies ahead for the bloc’s third largest economy? Here’s the best of our opinion and analysis

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Another election should focus on economic stagnation, not the currency issue

The stand-off this week between the country’s establishment and its populist parties has exposed Italy’s financial fragility

The country’s new government will create huge challenges for Europe

Italy’s Five Star and League won’t be given the benefit of the doubt on policy

Upheaval in Italian markets blindsides those who had disregarded political dangers

Carlo Cottarelli could co-opt the Eurosceptics by adopting some of their policies

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Financial markets reacted with alarm to news that Italy will have to hold fresh elections

At some point a moment of stress will tip over into a crisis that ends the euro

Bond yields are not yet in crisis mode but lenders should be on their guard

Populists will fight a snap election on the choice between local control and the ECB

But the collapse of the coalition risks reinforcing the populist vote

Letter from Rosario A Iaconis, Chairman, The Italic Institute of America

Letter from Graham Hacche, London, UK