Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP
Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

If EC President Juncker has doubts about outcome of Italy’s election, markets should do too

A strong market reaction to election results in Italy and the failure to form a grand coalition government in Germany could weigh heavily on financial markets in the second half of March

Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP
Opinion polls show that the centre-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Eurosceptic Northern League are expected to do well in Italy’s national elections. Photo: ANSA via AP
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.