Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is meeting the leaders of the two houses of parliament in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is meeting the leaders of the two houses of parliament in an effort to appoint an emergency government of technocrats led by Mario Monti before the markets open. Monti hasn't been named yet, but has the conditional backing of Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party and the support of opposition groups.