Country Analysis Report - Italy - In-depth PESTLE Insights

MarketLine
July 5, 2011
84 Pages - SKU: MTLN6727382
Countries covered: Italy

Introduction

The country analysis report on Italy provides a wide array of analytical inputs to analyze the country’s performance, and the objective is to help the reader to make business decisions and prepare for the future. The report on Italy analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure of Italy. The report provides a holistic view of Italy from historical, current and future perspective. Insightful analysis on critical current and future issues is presented through detailed SCPT (strengths, challenges, prospects and threats /risks) analysis for each of the PESTLE segments. In addition, the PESTLE segments are supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis. The PESTLE country analysis report series provides an in-depth analysis of 50 major countries.

Features and Benefits
  • Understanding gained from the country analysis report on Italy can be used to plan business investments or market entry apart from a holistic view of the country.
  • Political section on Italy provides inputs about the political system, key figures in the country, and governance indicators.
  • Economic section on Italy outlines the economic story of the country to provide a balanced assessment on core macro-economic issues.
  • Social section on Italy enables understanding of customer demographics through the income distribution, rural-urban segmentation and centres of affluence, healthcare and educational scenario in the country.
  • Technological section on Italy provides strategic inputs on information communications and technology, technological laws and policies, technological gaps, patents data and relevant laws.
  • Legal section on Italy provides information about the legal structure, corporate laws, business set-up procedures and the tax regime.
  • Environmental section provides information on environmental policies in Italy and the performance in terms of important environmental indicators.
Highlights

PESTLE analysis of Italy identifies issues that affect the country’s performance through the prism of current strengths (strengths), current challenges (weaknesses), future prospects (opportunities) and future risks (threats).

The political landscape discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Italy in different periods. The economic, social, foreign and defence policies are considered in the political landscape section. It also discusses the performance of the country as per World Bank Governance Indicators.

The economic landscape describes the evolution of the economy of Italy in different periods. It also examines the country’s performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector and employment. The economic landscape also explains the financial system in the country, especially with regard to financial authorities/regulators.

The social landscape covers the demographics, education and healthcare scenario in Italy. The social welfare policies of the government along with the country’s performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education are also provided.

The technological landscape discusses the structure and policies in terms of Intellectual property, research & development, technology agreements/pacts; and policies related to the promotion of technology in Italy.

The legal landscape examines the structure of the judicial system, legislation affecting businesses, tax regulations, labor laws, trade regulations and corporate governance in Italy.

The environmental landscape in Italy discusses the environmental regulations and policies of the country. The performance of the country in terms of in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies is also examined.

The Italian economy has remained one of the poor performers in the eurozone. Irrespective of cyclical fluctuations, the Italian economy has been registering a low output growth due to its structural problems. The economy grew at a CAGR of 1.1% during 2000-06, and the global economic slowdown further dampened economic recovery. In 2006 the economy showed some signs of recovery by growing at a rate of 2%, but slid back to 1.5% in 2007. During the first nine months of 2007 there was a modest upturn, but growth in the industrial and service sectors declined in the last quarter. There was an increase in unit labor cost and in bank debt, particularly among SMEs. The country entered recession in 2008 when the economy contracted by 1.3%, which continued in 2009 with a contraction of 5.2%. However, the economy bounced back to a growth of 1.3% in 2010. According to Datamonitor forecasts economic growth is expected to be around 1% in 2011.

Your key questions answered
  • What is the outlook in terms of political stability, policies towards businesses, external front and popularity of government in Italy?
  • What is the economic performance of Italy in terms of GDP growth, fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, and employment among other economic indicators?
  • What is the performance of Italy in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education?
  • What is the performance of Italy in technology intensive sectors like telecommunications and information technology, patents and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Italy and are the laws conducive for investment?
  • What is the performance of Italy in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies?



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