Five economic challenges for Italy’s next prime minister

Financial Times, Feb 6, 2018
by Valentina Romei

Italy’s economy is in much better shape than before the last general election in 2013. The country’s gross domestic product then was 10 per cent smaller than in 2008, nearly 1m jobs had been lost and banks were accumulating bad debts.

Now GDP has been expanding for three years, unemployment is declining and banks are healthier. Yet the country is still a laggard among its peers and economic discontent has not disappeared.

Here the Financial Times considers the main economic challenges the next prime minister will face.

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