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RPT-Fitch Revises Italy's Outlook to Stable, Affirms at 'BBB+' - Reuters

RPT-Fitch Revises Italy's Outlook to Stable, Affirms at 'BBB+'
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Fitch Ratings has revised Italy's Outlook to Stable from Negative.
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According to Fitch Ratings, a positive outlook in Italy's economic conditions. The recession in Italy ended last year in 2013. They also have a current account surplus for the first time since the recession. However, the labor market and inflation indicates that the economy is still fragile, although it is moving towards stable

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US, UK, Germany, Italy and France leaders call for new sanctions against Russia - ITAR-TASS

US, UK, Germany, Italy and France leaders call for new sanctions against Russia - ITAR-TASS | Italy EDP | Scoop.it
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US, UK, Germany, Italy and France leaders call for new sanctions against Russia
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PARIS, April 25. /ITAR-TASS /.
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Presidents/Prime ministers/Chancellors from these countries had a telephone call as to what to do with Russia and Ukraine. Germany considered expanding sanctions across Russia because of little progress in Ukraine

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From toe to top

From toe to top | Italy EDP | Scoop.it
FROM modest beginnings as the local mafia of Calabria, at the toe of the Italian boot, the ’Ndrangheta has spread far and wide. It has penetrated Italy’s...
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The Ndrangheta is now a large mafia of Italy, and has built alliances with Colombian and Mexican groups as well in the cocaine trade. The group's size is unknown, as there are "visibles" and "invisibles." The groups main leaders and "supremes" are among the "invisibles." The group's drug activity makes me wonder how much money they are making and how much it would help Italy's GDP and their economic condition now.

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Why Italy might not exist in five years - The Local.it

Why Italy might not exist in five years - The Local.it | Italy EDP | Scoop.it
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Why Italy might not exist in five years
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With Europe's eyes on independence referendums in Scotland and Catalonia, Italy's own potential breakaway states have failed to gain much attention.
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Italy has always been a divided country, so hearing people demanding independence from Italy isn't new at all. However, recent polls have shown that about 90% of Italians living in the Venice area want to separate from Italy. Italy's new prime minister didn't get voted in, and many people have lost faith in his ability to change things. Suicide rates have gone up to 160 deaths/year, indicting how much desperation there is. European politicians are rallying against independence, but the public believes that their money will be used to "pay their next ice cream cone." This loss of money in the economy could be used in much more productive ways

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