Stock Market in Italy
Italy - Stock MarketRevised data revealed that a fall in domestic demand caused the economy to contract in the third quarter for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014. The poor showing was led by unrest in financial markets amid the turbulent political situation—which tightened financing conditions and hit business confidence—as well by a modest performance from the labor market. Prospects appear relatively downbeat for Q4: The industrial sector remained weak in October, business confidence continued to decline in October-November and consumer confidence dropped in November, although retail sales regained some steam from the previous month. The negative effects of higher interest rates on the capitalization of the banking system are also constricting credit. The deteriorating economic situation prompted the government to search a compromise agreement with the European Commission over a more responsible target deficit for 2019. The deal, reached on 19 December, reassured investors somewhat, and stops disciplinary procedures against the country
Italy - Stock Market Data
|Stock Market (annual variation in %)||16.6||0.2||12.7||-11.2||13.6|
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|Bond Yield||2.76||-0.11 %||Jan 21|
|Exchange Rate||1.14||0.65 %||Jan 21|
|Stock Market||19,639||-0.99 %||Jan 21|
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January 11, 2019
Industrial output contracted 1.6% in November on a month-on-month, seasonally-adjusted basis, following October’s revised 0.1% contraction (previously reported: +0.1% month-on-month).
January 4, 2019
According to a second estimate released by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) on 16 January, consumer prices dropped 0.1% month-on-month in December, a softer drop than November’s 0.2% decline.
January 2, 2019
The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) inched up to 49.2 in December from November’s near four-year low of 48.6.
December 21, 2018
The National Institute of Statistics (Istat)’s composite business confidence indicator (Clima di Fiducia delle Imprese Italiane, IESE)—which covers the manufacturing, construction, market services and retail sectors—edged down to 99.8 points in December from November’s revised 111.0 points (previously reported: 111.1 points), marking the worst reading in two years. December’s reading was the result of a deterioration in sentiment in the manufacturing, construction and market services sectors, which more than offset improved sentiment in the retail trade sector.
December 21, 2018
The consumer confidence index released by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) declined to 113.1 points in December from November’s revised 114.7 points (previously reported: 114.8 points), marking the worst result since August 2017. Consumers’ expectations of the future general economic situation and their assessments on the current general economic situation deteriorated, likely due to concerns about the recent turbulence in the financial markets, the contraction of the economy in the third quarter and the negative effects of the 2019 budget.