Italy ends two-year run of negative growth
Istat says GDP flat in third quarter10 December, 12:17
Italy has been in recession since the second half of 2011, with eight consecutive quarters of negative growth making this the longest downturn in over two decades.
"The end of the recession cannot yet be declared," said Istat.
It said that, in part, this was because "it is not Istat's job" to certify the end of the recession.