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Eurozone focus turns to France and Italy

Greece may be slowly sorting out its problems, its politicians are meeting to choose a new prime minister but the eurozone spotlight is switching to Italy and France.

The cost of borrowing in Italy has hit a record high some would say unsustainably so, and in France the government is holding an emergency meeting to agree some 8bn euros worth of savings to cut its debt.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 07 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe