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GDP Growth Forecast Raised at 1.5% for 2017

Written by: Editor

GDP-Growth-Forecast-Raised-at-1.5-for-2017.jpgThe Statistics Institute of Italy (ISTAT) announced positive results on the country’s economy for the current year. Important macroeconomic indicators, such as the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment, registered relevant growth. For 2017, ISTAT increased the growth forecast on the GDP at 1.5%, compared to the previous estimate of 1%. The rate of unemployment decreased, and at the moment, the current results of the Italian economy show the highest increase since 2010. Our team of lawyers in Italy can advise foreign businessmen on the legislation available for investments in this country. 


Italian economy in 2017 

As presented above, the local economy registers a lower unemployment rate, which is set for this year at the rate of 11.2% (decreasing from the rate set up in 2016 at 11.7%). Investors who want to open a company in Italy should know that the unemployment is set to further decrease in the next year and the projections in this sense show a rate of 10.8%. Our team of Italian lawyers can offer legal advice on the employment law and the incentives available for employers
The growth of the economy is expected to have a positive influence on the residential household consumption, which will also be influenced by a growth in the average value of the Italian wages. The expenditure for residential household consumption is estimated to grow at 1.7% in 2017.

Investments in Italy  

Another positive aspect of the Italian economy refers to the value of investments, which are on a recovery trend at the level of 2017. This year, investments are estimated to have a growth rate of 3% which will slightly increase as well in 2018, at 3.3%. 
The top foreign investments in Italy are deriving from the following countries: 
The Netherlands;
United Kingdom;
United States of America
Foreign businessmen are invited to contact our law firm in Italy for in-depth assistance on the tax benefits and other types of incentives applicable to foreign investment projects.  


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