There’s an acrimonious campaign, a vote and then a cliff-hanger result. The routine is all too familiar for bond and currency traders.
After the shock of Britain’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory, trading desks are readying for another sleepless night on Dec. 4 as they await the outcome of a ballot that again has the potential to disturb the political order. This time it’s in Italy, where a vote on curtailing the power of the Senate has turned into a judgment on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s leadership and the latest potential banana skin for investors.
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