Italian Government

Councils will be forced to sell its assets with mechanisms of incentives and disincentives entered in the stability pact, he said Tremonti. The Minister of economy, whose weakened image inside and outside the Government has also fostered the concern about Italian finances, said that within those privatizations may not be the distribution of water, something that was discarded in rrendum last June. Tremonti also said that the austerity plan will be reinforced throughout the four years which should cover, 2011-2014, and denied that the recent turbulence in the markets are a problem only Italian. We have under tension to markets at this moment, and if we look at risk (of debt) premiums have more or less than 40% of the euro area (in a similar situation). And I say this not to rid myself of the responsibility, but to say that the problem is not in the country, but is the whole structure of European architecture, said the Minister.Everything that has caused the crisis is there yet.

The new rules have not been implemented. There have been three lost years, He added. Italian banking system together with Tremonti intervened also in the Assembly of the ABI, the Governor of the Bank of Italy and next President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, who insisted on the strength of the Italian banking system in view of the results of tests of solvency will be known on Friday. Italian banks have demonstrated and continue to demonstrate strength and reaction capacity in serious times, but not only during the acute phase of the financial crisis, which has saved them a model solidly anchored in the core business of banking activity, said Draghi. The Bank of Italy has also resisted at the later stage, when the crisis has followed a deep recession in all advanced countries, grueling in Italy because he came from a decade of stagnation in turn followed by a slower recovery that in other places, added. The next ECB President expressed the need for Italy to approve structural reforms as soon as possible and He said that if the Government not tackles cuts in other items of expenditure other than those referred to in its adjustment plan, will have to raise taxes. After three sessions of turbulence, the stock exchange of Milan lived this Wednesday a day smoothly and the risk premium on Italian debt moderated this Wednesday, once yesterday Tuesday will mark a new record in the 347 basis points. Fitch qualifies to Italy’s stable measurement of Fitch risk agency said Wednesday that budgetary adjustment and fiscal reform plan approved by the Italian Government on June 30 is going on the right track so Italy can keep their current high credit rating of AA-, with investment grade. Fitch forecast that the Italian Government probably will reduce the budget deficit as planned, so the Agency maintains the stable Outlook for the qualification of Italy. The Agency indicates that its forecasts of growth for the Italian economy in 2011 are of 0.7%, compared with 1.1% of the Government, and that, despite this, still hopes the Executive of Silvio Berlusconi to reduce the budget deficit to 3.9% of GDP. Source of the news: Berlusconi will submit its adjustment plan to a vote of confidence

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