Public debt down 36.5 mn to 2.067 tn in Dec
Budget surplus, drop in assets helped14 February, 10:54
The fall in December was due to a large budget surplus and a sharp drop in Treasury liquid assets, the central bank said added.
Italy's debt is the second biggest in the eurozone after Greece's and the main reason it periodically comes under speculative attacks.
The debt rose by 18.7 billion euros in November to a record high of 2.104 trillion euros. Italy's central bank said Tuesday.