Tag Archives: Italy

31 March 2017: Italian pension system and the psycholinguistics of stress testing



Today, on Morning Macro we discuss the Italian pension system, yet another risk in the fragile Italian economy; and the psycholinguistics of central banks and stress tests. In part 1, Sigrún spoke to Gustavo Baratta who trades bonds at Banca IMI (Intesa Sanpaolo). Baratta pointed out the weakness of the Italian pension system, funded by … Continue reading 31 March 2017: Italian pension system and the psycholinguistics of stress testing


Weekend Edition, 24 March: Gabriel Sterne on populism, ‘Italification’, and moving out of the shadow of the 2008 crisis



This weekend we bring you Sigrun’s interview with Gabriel Sterne, head of global macro research at Oxford Economics, who gives us his view on where the global economy is at, and where it might be headed next. Populism has now become a big issue in developed as well as emerging markets, of course, and Sterne … Continue reading Weekend Edition, 24 March: Gabriel Sterne on populism, ‘Italification’, and moving out of the shadow of the 2008 crisis


Morning Macro 28 February 2017



Today on Morning Macro, Dan Davies of Frontline Analysts explains Italy’s incipient banking crisis, that has its roots in a sluggish Italian economy as well as excessively protracted bankruptcy regulations. Italy is seen as a potential flash-point for the return of the Eurozone crisis, so tune in to understand the nuances of this story. In the second … Continue reading Morning Macro 28 February 2017


Morning Macro 18 February Weekend Edition



Here is our full interview with Jón Daníelsson director of LSE Systemic Risk Centre. Daníelsson discusses the nature of systemic risk, lessons learnt, or not, from the financial crisis in 2008. It’s not about too much or too little regulation but figuring out what is relevant – and simplicity is a virtue. As to 2008, … Continue reading Morning Macro 18 February Weekend Edition


Morning Macro 10 February 2017



Welcome to Morning Macro on Friday, 10 February: Today, we kick off on the line to Geneva where Frederik Ducrozet, Economist in charge of Europe at Pictet Wealth Management, talks Tom through some figures coming out of Germany, a ‘reality check’ on Eurozone optimism – and gives us a pointer on Italy and how to … Continue reading Morning Macro 10 February 2017