Italy's economy recovering slowly, says Confindustria
Domestic demand dragged down by low credit, high costs, few jobs15 January, 17:17
"Recovery for the Italian economy is on track and is spreading gradually among sectors and territories," Confindustria's economic research centre wrote in a note. "The obstacles are credit crunch, less competitiveness and loss of jobs, which will make (recovery) slow".
Even though global orders and trade are picking up speed, domestic demand in Italy "is delayed by a (lack of) competitive costs, credit rationing and the weakness of the job market," it added.