Italy : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Publication Date: September 27, 2013
Electronic Access: Free Full text (PDF file size is 2,052KB).
Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary: This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights Italy’s assesses measures undertaken to revive economic growth. Italy is vulnerable to a renewal of euro area tension and risks from domestic policy slippages, stalling of structural reforms, and banking distress that could undermine confidence. The government has taken steps to liberalize services, open the energy sector, and improve the labor market, but more is needed to boost productivity and raise Italy’s low employment rate. The IMF report shows that banks have improved their capital positions, but continue to suffer from weak asset quality and profitability.
Series: Country Report No. 13/298
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Tax evasion | Corruption | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Italy

Publication Date: September 27, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484350942/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1ITAEA2013001 Pages: 67
US$18.00 (Academic Rate:
US$18.00 )
Please address any questions about this title to