Senior Italian government members attack central bank and regulator

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The leaders of Italy’s two main governing parties have made strongly-worded public attacks on the country’s central bank and financial regulator, locally-based reporters said.

It seems very likely that there will now be a major political dispute over a series of coming senior appointments to both the Bank of Italy and to Consob, the financial regulator.

Deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing Northern League, and Luigi Di Maio, of the populist left-wing Five Star

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