Italy backs alternative funding for growth says Bank chief

(AGI) Milan, Sept 11 - Governor of the Bank of Italy, IgnazioVisco, on Thursday gave his support to identifying alternativeforms of financing for investment in order to boost growth. "Itseems to me that the Italian Presidency has accepted fairlywell the need to improve investment financing, not only throughthe banking channel but also through intermediaries outside thebanks," Mr Visco said on the sidelines of the Eurofi financialforum in Milan. Italy's minister of the economy, Pier CarloPadoan, also attended the Eurofi event on Thursday, while ECBPresident, Mario Draghi, was due to give a

(AGI) Milan, Sept 11 - Governor of the Bank of Italy, IgnazioVisco, on Thursday gave his support to identifying alternativeforms of financing for investment in order to boost growth. "Itseems to me that the Italian Presidency has accepted fairlywell the need to improve investment financing, not only throughthe banking channel but also through intermediaries outside thebanks," Mr Visco said on the sidelines of the Eurofi financialforum in Milan. Italy's minister of the economy, Pier CarloPadoan, also attended the Eurofi event on Thursday, while ECBPresident, Mario Draghi, was due to give a speech in theevening. (AGI) . .