Italian Growth Seen Slowing With Challenges Still Ahead: Chart

More bad news for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: A preliminary report due on Friday will probably show economic growth slowed to 0.2 percent in the second quarter, after an expansion of 0.3 percent in the previous three months. While that would mark the sixth quarter of economic growth for Italy, there are rising concerns the ongoing recovery might come to a halt later this year amid banking woes, international tensions and risks of political instability.

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