Glance: A Look At Italy's Economy
By The Associated Press
Italy's inconclusive election has rattled markets and raised the fear that Europe's crisis over too much government debt could flare again after several months of calm.
Here's a look at the key facts of Italy's economy now and when Mario Monti, the outgoing prime minister, came to power in November 2011.
Key facts: November 2011; NowPopulation: 60.6 million; 60.8 million(asterisk) Gross Domestic Product: 1.55 trillion euros; 1.55 trillion euros(asterisk) Government Deficit: 3.9 percent; 1.8 percent(asterisk)(asterisk) Debt to GDP ratio: 119 percent; 127 percent(asterisk)(asterisk) Unemployment: 9.5 percent; 11.2 percent Stock prices (closing FTSE MIB index): 15,664; 15,552 10-year bond interest rate: 7.09; 4.83 (asterisk)2012 (asterisk)(asterisk)Q3 2012 Sources: Eurostat/Factset
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