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  1. Business and economy

    It is a very bad idea to go for brain surgery when you have a tummy ache

    by Charles Wyplosz

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    Italy’s economy has a lot of problems, but the euro is not one of them. Its economic growth has been nil since 2001, just after the euro was adopted, but it is plain wrong to believe that this disastrous result is the consequence of having given the lira up. Like many other countries, Italy can thrive within the Eurozone, provided it solves its problems. Like many other countries, Italy can shrivel outside the Eurozone, as long ...

  2. European view

    Return to the Lira? A long-run view

    by John H Cochrane

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    Should Italy have her own currency, and run her own monetary policy? For today, let’s focus on the long-run question, leaving out for now the transition and any immediate ...

  3. Business and economy

    Latest inflation data put to rest debate over possible early tapering by the ECB

    by Alessandro Merli

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    The sharp drop in eurozone inflation at 1.5% in March is going to appease, at least for now, the debate about the tapering of monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.At his latest press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi said he expected inflation to remain close to 2% for some months. The rapidity of the decline could have taken the ECB by surprise. The debate about an early reduction of the monetary stimulus which started in ...

  4. Business and economy

    Inflation picks up again in February due to a surge in vegetable and fresh fruit prices

    by Roberto Iotti

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    Inflation continued to grow in Italy throughout February, dispelling the threat of deflation that characterized the end of 2016. According to preliminary estimates published by ISTAT yesterday, in February “the national consumer price index for the entire population, including tobacco, showed a 0.3% increase in comparison with the month before, and 1.5% in comparison with February 2016 (it was +1% in ...