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2005-09-25 10:54:01

By Phil Stewart and Francesca Landini ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's government stripped Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio of his authority to represent the country at a World Bank meeting on Sunday, piling pressure on him to resign over a takeover scandal. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti, a longstanding adversary of Fazio, told the central banker in a tense phone call on Saturday that he would not lead Italy's delegation to the World Bank Development Committee meeting,...

2005-09-25 10:35:29

By Phil Stewart and Francesca Landini ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio was stripped of his authority to represent the country at a World Bank meeting in Washington, prompting him to return home early to Rome on Sunday, news agencies reported. Fazio's absence from the international meeting and his decision to rush back to Rome underscored increasingly tense relations between the central banker and Italy's government, which has called for him to step...

2005-09-23 13:10:02

By Francesca Landini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's new economy minister on Friday used his first public comments in office to poke fun at central bank governor Antonio Fazio, who has spurned a demand from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to quit. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti was attending meetings of the Group of Seven and the International Monetary Fund in Washington with his long-time adversary Fazio, as commentators warned Italy's credibility was plumbing new lows. The...

2005-09-23 12:22:33

By Francesca Landini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's new economy minister on Friday used his first public comments in office to poke fun at central bank governor Antonio Fazio, who has spurned a demand from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to quit. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti was attending meetings of the Group of Seven and the International Monetary Fund in Washington with his long-time adversary Fazio, as commentators warned Italy's credibility was plumbing new lows. The...

2005-09-23 03:27:10

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy faced an institutional crisis on Friday when the central bank governor spurned a demand from the prime minister to quit over a takeover scandal. The standoff over the Bank of Italy confronted Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a major challenge to his authority after his economy minister resigned having failed to drive defiant central bank chief Antonio Fazio from office. Berlusconi's problems were compounded by an open challenge to his...

2005-09-22 17:56:54

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy faces twin crises on Friday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called on the central bank governor to quit and a coalition partner spurned his leadership ahead of elections the government looked set to lose. In a day of political upheaval, Berlusconi on Thursday was forced to name a new economy minister after Domenico Siniscalco abruptly quit in a row over the budget and a defiant Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio. The prime minister...

2005-09-22 13:03:24

By Paolo Biondi and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - In a day of political tumult, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his economy minister on Thursday, named a new one, put his own job on the line and told Italy's central bank governor he should step down. Berlusconi named Giulio Tremonti economy minister just hours after Domenico Siniscalco walked out complaining the prime minister had refused to back his efforts to oust Bank of Italy (BOI) chief Antonio Fazio over a bank takeover...

2005-09-22 11:47:39

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Giulio Tremonti as the new economy minister, a government source told Reuters on Thursday. Tremonti, who had previously served twice under Berlusconi as finance minister, replaces Domenico Siniscalco, who quit earlier on Thursday in a row over the 2006 budget and Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio.

2005-09-22 11:37:29

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Giulio Tremonti as the new economy minister, a government source told Reuters on Thursday. Tremonti, who had previously served twice under Berlusconi as finance minister, replaces Domenico Siniscalco, who quit earlier on Thursday in a row over the 2006 budget and Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio.

2005-09-22 09:43:06

By Alberto Sisto and Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy minister resigned on Thursday in a row over the Bank of Italy and the budget, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi months before an election that polls say he is likely to lose. Domenico Siniscalco, one of the most respected ministers in the cabinet, said he was standing down barely a year into the job because of Berlusconi's unwillingness to oust Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio over a...


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