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Inconclusive elections could weigh down on Italian banks.

Global Banking News-March 5, 2018--Inconclusive elections could weigh down on Italian banks

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Global Banking News - 05 March 2018

Investors dumped Italian bonds and banking stocks on Monday after a national election delivered a hung parliament, Reuters has reported.

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement became the largest single party in the nation. Concerns are rife that power will go to a more anti-euro coalition, which would demand higher welfare spending and challenge European Union budget restrictions.

Italy's banking stock index fell, which analysts believed are on track for its biggest one-day loss in more than a year.

Bank stocks have been hit because of concerns that any coalition emerging from negotiations could likely weaken Italy's fiscal stance.

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