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Italy Confirms Bond Investment Talks With China

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

NPR's business news starts with Europe looking to China for help.

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INSKEEP: Chinese officials were reportedly in Rome last week and two weeks ago, leaders from Italy visited Beijing. The Financial Times says China may already hold some Italian bonds, though it is not clear if Beijing has bought more since those talks. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.