Dealers call for ECB to buy inflation bonds as Italy faces exit from key index

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Dealers are lobbying the European Central Bank (ECB) to expand its bond-buying remit to include inflation-linked debt, amid fears further downgrades for Italy would see its linkers excluded from a key Barclays Capital index – prompting mass sales by fund managers. Italian debt makes up more than a quarter of the index, but Barclays Capital confirms no exception would be made for the country.

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