IMF ups Italy growth forecasts

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its Italy growth forecasts to 1.5% in 2017 and 1.1% in 2018%, 0.2% and 0.1% higher than previous forecasts. The IMF also said Italy's national debt will rise to 133% of GDP in 2017 and the budget deficit will be 2.2% of GDP. ANSA