News Headline Summary

Italian president Napolitano says it is important to pass the 2013 budget quickly

- Says Italian elections should not be pushed back.
- Urges lawmakers to keep budget vote schedule.

Update details:

- Earlier today, Italian PM Monti delayed a press conference after Italian press reported parliament may push back approval of the budget law.

Print 10:46, 19 Dec 2012 - Economic commentary - Source: Newswires