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Italy Urged by Euro Leaders to Speed Measure to Boost Growth

October 26, 2011

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was urged to pursue an “ambitious timetable” to boost economic competitiveness, according to a draft statement from a summit of euro-area leaders in Brussels. Berlusconi should reduce debt, cut bureaucracy and liberalize closed professions, the draft said.

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