Italian Economy Unexpectedly Stagnates in Threat to Renzi

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  • Second-quarter industrial output fell most in almost two years
  • GDP remains about 8 percent below its pre-crisis peak

The Challenges Facing Italy and Renzi Aren't Shrinking

Italy’s economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter, which will further weigh on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as he prepares for a referendum on which he has staked his political future.

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