Press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Positive outcome for Minister Tria’s visit to the United States.
Tonight marks the end of the successful official mission to the United States of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Giovanni Tria. The Minister’s latest stops in New York follows the two-day visit to Washington, D.C., and brings to a conclusion a visit that has sparked great interest on the future prospects of Italy.
The Minister’s goal was to promote and explain Italy’s many assets – and what is being done to enhance them – to US government leaders, as well as to international institutions, the academia and great international investors and entrepreneurs.
Italy’s strengths lie in the solidity of its economic fundamentals and debt, the strengthening of the banking sector and a growth-based 2019 budget law aimed at contrasting the economic slowdown in the country and on the European and global scenes.
“Investments” was the key word used by the Minister throughout his US trip, as they are a powerful driver of growth and great opportunity. Those wishing to invest capital in Italy will find that government bonds yielding high returns are not the only option, Minister Tria underlined. Other options include investments in large and medium-sized infrastructures which require modernization, privatizations in real estate and beyond – soon on the launch pad, as well as those in the areas of research, design and technological innovation. US interlocutors were very interested in the Minister’s message.