19/9/16: FocusEconomics: The Italian Dilemma

Good post from FocusEconomics on the saga of Italian banking crisis: http://www.focus-economics.com/blog/posts/the-italian-dilemma-weak-banks-pose-risk-to-already-faltering-domestic-demand.

And an infographic from the same on the scale of the Italian banking woes:

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It is worth noting that in the Italian banking case, asset quality crisis (NPLs etc) and compressed bonds returns (yield-related income decline due to ECB QE) are coinciding with elevated macroeconomic risks, as noted by the Tier-3 ranking for Italy in Euromoney Country Risk surveys: