Italy's northeast 2016 GDP growth 1.2%, above national avg

Italy's gross domestic product in the northeastern part of the country rose 1.2% in 2016, above the 0.9% average growth rate for the country as a whole, preliminary figures from statistics agency Istat showed. At 0.9%, growth in Italy's south was in line with the national average while growth in central and northwestern Italian regions were below average, at 0.7% and 0.8%, respectively. RADIOCOR