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Fitch affirms Italy's sovereign rating at 'A-' outlook negative

- Ratings assumes that a stable new government is to be formed shortly after elections.
- 2013 outlook for Italian banks remains negative.

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- This comes as no surprise, Italy is currently rated Baa2 outlook negative by Moody's and BBB+ outlook negative by S&P.

Print 17:30, 14 Dec 2012 - Rating Agency comments - Source: Newswires