Italy : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 13, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

There is broad agreement on the appropriateness of the budget deficit target. The government aims to strengthen expenditure control and efficiency, at the national and at subnational levels, to achieve a reduction in the tax burden while cutting the fiscal deficit. The IMF staff suggested complementing new initiatives, aimed at strengthening growth prospects in the South, with strong labor market measures. Continued wage moderation, a reduction in the tax burden, and further product market reform and privatization will help secure an adequate level of competitiveness.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/71

Subject:

Notes:

Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/40 and a statement by Riccardo Faini on June 5, 2000.

English

Publication Date:

June 13, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451819724/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ITAEA0012000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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