By Louise Armitstead
Italy must make more progress with its financial reforms to avoid being targeted by traders looking for the “next in line” for an international rescue after Spain’s request for help.
Economists and analysts warned that Italy could face a turbulent few days amid concerns about contagion from Spain.
Daniel Gros, head of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, said: “After Spain, there will not be the margins to help Italy. It will be defenceless and forced to help itself if the situation deteriorates.”