Istat says that Italy's economy is to remain weak in the near future
Italy's stats office comments
According to Istat, they view that the Italian economy is to remain weak in the near-term based on their leading indicator. That's hardly surprising considering Italy's economy is posting near recession-like growth towards the end of last year.
As mentioned before, it's going to be a real challenge for the government to keep up its promise on the budget deficit with economic growth set to struggle this year and debt continuing to balloon up. It's only a matter of time before Italy's debt issue comes back into the spotlight again.