Italy economy among brakes on eurozone

Countries eith high debt must do more to cut it

(ANSA) - Rome, march 7 - Italy is "certainly" one of the factors that have prompted a sharp reduction in eurozone growth forecasts for this year, European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi said Thursday.
    Countries with high public debt like Italy should increase their efforts to cut it, Draghi said.
    Italy has the second-highest debt in the eurozone after Greece, at over 130% of GDP.
    Draghi also said there were signs of marked slowdown in growth in the eurozone.
    He said the ECB would leave rates unchanged in 2019 and would make new loans to banks.