Italian industrial production misses expectations in September

Italian industrial output rose by 0.2 per cent in September, marginally below analysts' estimates of a 0.3 per cent rise. Thing are looking up from August, however, which saw a revised 0.2 per cent decline.

On a full-year basis, the index decreased by 3.0 per cent in September. In the period January-September of this year, the percentage change was -3.9 per cent compared with the same period in 2012.