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Italian business hit by scandal before elections

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Feb. 15 - Italian elections are just over a week away and all sides are trying to make political capital from the string of corruption cases at defence group Finmeccanica, Monte dei Paschi bank and oil services group Saipem, which have shaken the Italian business world. Whoever wins the February 24-25 vote will face an shrinking economy, which is not expected to pull out of recession until the second half of the year. Joanna Partridge reports

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