Italy risks missing its 2. 6 percent debt target, says ECB

(AGI) Rome, Sept 11 - Italy is in danger of missing its 2.6percent debt-to-GDP target, said the European Central Bank(ECB) in its monthly bulletin released on Thursday. The Bankexplained: "Risks surrounding the achievement of thegovernment's 2014 deficit target (2.6 percent of GDP) remain,especially in the light of economic developments being worsethan expected. Looking ahead, it is important to furtherstrengthen the country's fiscal policy position in order toensure compliance with the requirements of the Stability andGrowth Pact." . .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 11 - Italy is in danger of missing its 2.6percent debt-to-GDP target, said the European Central Bank(ECB) in its monthly bulletin released on Thursday. The Bankexplained: "Risks surrounding the achievement of thegovernment's 2014 deficit target (2.6 percent of GDP) remain,especially in the light of economic developments being worsethan expected. Looking ahead, it is important to furtherstrengthen the country's fiscal policy position in order toensure compliance with the requirements of the Stability andGrowth Pact." . .