Confindustria warns of risk GDP growth only 0.5%
Business group says competitiveness hobbled19 March, 17:01
That is slower than the GDP growth of 0.7% previously forecast by the group.
It said that it feared two factors are weighing on economic growth: global uncertainty and a competitive handicap.
Other organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have forecast average GDP growth of 0.6% for Italy this year.