RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Italy (Country Update)

Italy is taking significant steps to reduce the budget deficit and reform the economy. But the former is being undermined by the return of recession while on the reform front much still needs to be done.

Country Report

Italy (Country report)

The Italian economy fell back into recession in the second half of 2011. We expect the recession to continue in the first half of 2012 and for unemployment to rise further.