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Investors are keeping a close eye on Italy. The country’s populist government plans to increase spending while slashing taxes mean it couls break the EU’s budget rules. Italy’s credit rating was downgraded to a notch just above. Italy’s government faces a deadline to respond to an EU reprimand to keep its budget in line with the bloc’s rules. But the nerves haven’t gone away.
The chief executive of the German industrial conglomerate, Joe Kaeser, will not attend the Saudi-organized Future Investment Initiative this week. He said his decision was "the cleanest" though not "the most courageous."
With many people and businesses in Indonesia not insured against natural disasters, the state is struggling to cover the financial burden of the recent tsunami. Lloyd's of London estimates that US$163 bn of assets are underinsured worldwide.