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Cruel to be kind

4 August 2011 By Neil Unmack

The ECB is turning a deaf ear to the Italian finance minister’s suggestion that it buy the country’s bonds. In a further snub, the central bank resumed its bond-buying programme – for Irish and Portuguese securities. Italy must reform before it asks for help.

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