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UPDATE 2-Italy's Tria seeks to avoid VAT hikes without widening deficit

Apr 17 2019

* Economy showed encouraging signs in early 2019 (Adds details)

Italy cuts GDP growth forecasts, hikes deficit and debt

Apr 09 2019

ROME Italy cut its growth forecasts for this year and next on Tuesday while hiking the budget deficit and public debt, underscoring the economic woes faced by the populist ruling coalition.

Italian savers approve compensation scheme in a boost to economy minister

Apr 08 2019

ROME Associations representing thousands of Italian savers who were left out of pocket by a string of banking collapses in recent years on Monday approved a government compensation scheme.

Italy to hike 2020 deficit goal to around 2.1 percent: sources

Apr 07 2019

ROME Italy will probably raise its 2020 budget deficit goal to around 2.1 percent of gross domestic product when it publishes new targets this week, three government sources told Reuters, and the figure could be hiked again after the summer.

Italian government quarrels over reimbursing savers, reviving growth

Apr 04 2019

* Govt provisionally approves decree aimed at reviving economy

Italy PM denies Tria could quit over 5-Star attacks

Apr 03 2019

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday ruled out that Economy Minister Giovanni Tria, who is under fire from within the ruling coalition, could step down.

Italy's Ferrovie calls for Alitalia two-month deadline extension: sources

Apr 02 2019

MILAN/ROME The company spearheading the search for partners to rescue airline Alitalia has asked the Italian government to postpone the deadline for binding offers by two months, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday

Italy's Tria sees 2019 deficit below 2.5 percent of GDP

Apr 01 2019

ROME Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Monday the government will set a new 2019 budget deficit target below the 2.5 percent of gross domestic product predicted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

UPDATE 1-Italy's Tria sees 2019 deficit below 2.5 pct of GDP

Apr 01 2019

ROME, April 1 Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Monday the government will set a new 2019 budget deficit target below the 2.5 percent of gross domestic product predicted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Italy think tanks see stagnant GDP in 2019 as public finances creak

Mar 27 2019

ROME Italy's economy will stagnate in 2019, two think tanks predicted on Wednesday, and the central bank said recession continued at the start of the year, as the government works on new growth and public finance targets.

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