Italy : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 6, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Italy’s 2008 Article IV Consultation describes the country's economic developments and policies. Output has been projected to contract by about ½ percent in 2008 and 1 percent in 2009, with risks tilted to the downside, linked to a further slowing of global growth and falling consumer confidence. The economy’s ability to rebound quickly is hampered by rigidities in the product and labor markets, a lack of domestic competition, a likely slower pace of industrial restructuring, and weakness of the public finances.

Series:

Country Report No. 09/45

Subject:

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

February 6, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820027/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ITAEA2009001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

93

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