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New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

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By Crispian BalmerROME (Reuters) - Italy's new coalition government has no intention of leaving the euro and plans to focus on cutting debt levels, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday, looking to reassure nervous financial markets.Italian government bonds have come under concerted selling pressure on fears the government will embark on a spending splurge that Italy can ill-afford and markets are wary that euro-sceptics within the coalition might try to push Italy out of the eurozone.In his first interview since taking office a week ago, Tria told Corriere della Sera newspaper that ...

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 19:05 IST