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Italy debt

Italian bond yields have risen above the critical seven percent mark. So where does this leave Italy and what can the rest of Europe do?

I don't think the CNBC team in Rome would mind me telling you that they're knackered. (A bit like Roman politics? - Ed).

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Top of the Agenda: Pressure Mounts on Berlusconi After Losing Majority

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Top of the Agenda: Raters Threaten US Downgrade

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