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Introduction

Italy has played a significant role in the world economy and is one of the founding members of the EU. The country ranks amongst the top ten economies in the world based on real GDP. Italy faces a mounting debt burden, although the budget deficit has narrowed. The government has launched a National Reform Programme to ease macroeconomic imbalances, improve public finances and reduce public debt.

Features and benefits

* Understand how this report can be used to plan business investments or market entry by providing a holistic view of the country.
* Gain an understanding of the political situation in Italy, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
* Understand customer demographics in Italy through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Italy identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Italy, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Italy's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.

Your key questions answered

* How does Italy perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
* What is the legal structure in Italy and are the laws conducive to investment?
* How does Italy perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
* How does Italy perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

Table Of Contents

Country Analysis Report: Italy, In-depth PESTLE Insights
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1950
1950-90
1991-2014
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key political parties/figures
Composition of government
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
1950-90
1991-2013
Structure and policies
Financial system
Financial authorities/regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
International investment position
Monetary situation
Unemployment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
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Performance
Mobile and internet
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Structure of the judicial system
Tax regulations
Value added tax
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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