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  Moody's downgrades European countries  European Union: Moody's cut the credit ratings of six European countries on amid continued anxiety over the continent's debt crisis and its sluggish economy Italy borrowing back in danger zone  Italy's cost of borrowing has risen again to the 7% level, putting the new PM Mario Monti under pressure as he tries to form a government Italian debt enters danger zone  If Italy tried to borrow money today, payable in 10 years, it would have to pay an interest rate of more than 7%   Berlusconi teeters as debt costs mount
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Bank of China fraud: Italy seeks trial for 300 people Map of Florence Italy  Northern Italy: Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme Vulnerable European banks identified
  Italy approves bailout for Monte dei Paschi

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  Rome: Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said his government had authorised a 20bn fund to support Italy's embattled banking sector

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  European Union: Twenty-four European banks have failed stress tests of their finances, the European Banking Authority has announced
 The list of 14 includes four Italian banks. The worst affected was Monte dei Paschi

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  Rome: The Italian government's borrowing cost has risen as fears grow over political uncertainty in Rome. Italy 'needs 300bn euros'
Oct.7 Italy and Spain debt downgraded  Italian and Spanish government debt have both been downgraded by the Fitch credit rating agency by one notch, from AA- to A+ Oct.4 Italy's credit rating is slashed  The Italian government's credit rating has been slashed by Moody's from Aa2 to A2 with a negative outlook Sep.19 Italy has debt rating cut by S&P
  Italy has had its sovereign debt rating cut by Standard & Poor's, the latest move in a deepening European debt crisis
Aug.11   Four EU nations ban short-selling  France: France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have banned short-selling on the shares of banks and other financial companies

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Sep.21 Bank investigated over money laundering
   Vatican: 2 Vatican Bank transactions that did not appear to comply with anti-money laundering requirements

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May.1 Income details posted on web
  There has been outrage after the outgoing government published every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet

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Dec.17 Suspects in banking scandal grilled  Prosecutors questioned key suspects for hours, while pressure mounted on Italy's central bank governor to resign

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Jun.24   EU chief makes UK euro appeal  European Union: Romano Prodi, says Britain's decision to stay out was a result of political rather than economic thinking

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Jan.5 Minister quits in euro row  Foreign Minister Ruggiero has resigned after a disagreement with other cabinet members over the reception of the euro

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1. 2016-12-22 Italy approves bailout for Monte dei Paschi Rome
C. 2015-06-20 Bank of China fraud: Italy seeks trial for 300 people Florence, Northern Italy
2014-10-26 Vulnerable European banks identified European Union
E. 2012-02-14 Moody's downgrades European countries European Union
5. 2011-11-15 Italy borrowing back in danger zone Italy
6. 2011-11-09 Italian debt enters danger zone Italy
H. 2011-11-07 Berlusconi teeters as debt costs mount Rome
I. 2011-10-07 Italy and Spain debt downgraded Italy
J. 2011-10-04 Italy's credit rating is slashed Italy

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