ROME, July 24 Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said
it will be "very difficult" for Italy to reach its 0.8 percent
growth target this year, according to an interview published on
Thursday on the website of the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
"Our priority is to create jobs. But the data, I think, will
only begin to improve starting in 2015," Renzi said.
The Bank of Italy last week cut its estimate for 2014 growth
to just 0.2 percent and warned that there was significant
uncertainty about the outlook for the euro zone's third-largest
(Reporting by Steve Scherer)