Italian-German Spread Narrows to Two-Year Low Amid Growth Signs

Italian-German Spread Narrows to Two-Year Low Amid Growth Signs

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The national flag of Italy flies from the balcony of a residential apartment in Rome. Italian gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent in the three months through June, the smallest quarterly contraction since 2011, as business and consumer confidence registered gains.