Confindustria wants 'urgent' plan to reindustrialise Italy

Financial crisis left 50% of system 'permanently damaged'

(ANSA) - Rome, April 18 - Business lobby Confindustria on Monday called for an "urgent" plan to reindustrialise Italy on the part of the Italian government.
    "Industrial policy is essential to push the country towards new frontiers", it said, stressing that the 2007-2008 financial crisis had caused "permanent damage" to 50% of the Italian economic system and a drop in GDP of 9.1%.
    "We must bank on boosting manufacturing," it said, saying that the sector was key to lifting the whole economy. photo: incoming Confindustria chief Vincenzo Boccia

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