Italy to stick to euro budget rules

Italy’s economy minister is expected to prevent Italy’s 2016 budget deficit from rising above 1.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), an Italian newspaper reported Monday.

Economy Minister Giovanni Tria is due to meet Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and joint Deputy Prime Ministers Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini on Monday to discuss the country’s 2019 budget — its spending plans and growth targets.

Italy is due to present a draft version of its 2019 budget to the European Commission for approval shortly.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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