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Silvio Berlusconi further narrows the gap with frontrunner Pier Bersani after his pledge to say...

Silvio Berlusconi further narrows the gap with frontrunner Pier Bersani after his pledge to say to heck with the Germans and cut taxes. Three weeks ahead of elections, the former PM is now just 6.1 points behind. Also helping is the derivatives scandal and bailout at Banca Monte dei Paschi. Europe's mostly lower, led by Italy (EWI) -0.7%.
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  • Macro Investor
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    Finally someone has the cojons to give the finger to the Germans.
    6 Feb 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • Humble Value Miner
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    actually Berlusconi *says* he does it or he will do it, but when it was in charge he forgot to did it, while Monti actually did it - without too much advertising but with firm hand. Germans probably prefer the Berlusconi way (say we are bad but don't do anything factual, and please continue to buy Volkswagens and Mercedes, thank you)
    6 Feb 2013, 04:38 PM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    silvio and rupert- when you own the media, it's not hard to create a movement.
    6 Feb 2013, 08:42 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    he has sex with teens, right? pays them, it's alleged?
    6 Feb 2013, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • Oh Dear
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    The Euro "crisis" will be over when the Euro is done. Economic union without political union? Give me a break. It's only when, not if.
    6 Feb 2013, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • Humble Value Miner
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    hummm quite unlikely.... Greeks are eating ash but they are not leaving the Euro... and Germans needs too badly to export to even think returning to the strong Mark
    6 Feb 2013, 04:42 PM Reply Like
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