Italy - Factors to watch on September 17
The following factors could affect Italian markets on Wednesday.
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Italy's economy may contract in 2014 for the third consecutive year, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday, following negative forecasts from Italy's employers' lobby and the Organisation of Economic Growth and Development.
Turin, Italian European Presidency, Transport Authority President Andrea Camanzi and IRG-Rail-Independent Regulator's Group-Rail President Jacques Prost hold news conference (1300 GMT).
Italy's Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday it is "realistic" to estimate that the country's banks will ask for a total of 37 billion euros in the two offers of the European Central Bank's new long-term loan programme (TLTRO) this year. Continuación...