How This Weekend's Storms Will Impact the Economy

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "the Real Deal," Michael McKee examines the economic cost of the blizzard and othere recent natural disasters in the U.S. (Source: Bloomberg)

Padoan’s Plan to Reduce Italy’s Public Debt
44:24 - The expected decline of Italy’s public debt this year will mark a turnaround for the euro region’s third-biggest economy, changing financial markets’ skeptical view of the country, Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said. “Given real growth and possibly given a bit more inflation, that is beyond our control of course, we will see dynamics of the debt accelerating downwards,” Padoan told Bloomberg Editor-In-Chief John Micklethwait in an interview in Rome on Monday. Italy government reporter John Follain and Berenberg Chief Economist Holger Schmieding discuss the outlook for Italy with Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on “Countdown.”
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