* Economy showed encouraging signs in early 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.
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.
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.
* Govt provisionally approves decree aimed at reviving
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.
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
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.
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
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.