CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK ITALY WILL NEED A BAILOUT FROM THE IMF?

ABHIJIT PANDYA | DDO SOLICITORS
“I would have thought they would be OK. It’s possible that they could raise the money internally. They’re far better able to attract foreign investors to buy their bonds than Greece. They also have profit making industries.”

MIKE OGILVIE | OGILVIE SEARCH
“I don’t think they’re in worse shape than Greece. It depends on Germany. They are the chancellors of the EU, as it were, so I would think any decision on a bailout would be their call.”

ALEX KERRY | WINTERFLOODS
“I don’t think they will take a bailout. I’m quite up on Italian politics because my wife’s Italian. It’s a more fiscally independent place than other Euro countries and I think the people will more easily take higher taxes than a bailout.”