“It’s A Massacre” – Each Day 134 Retail Outlets Close In Italy

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As reported in Zero Hedge

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If anyone is still not convinced that surging stock bourses in Europe are
indicative of anything more than central bank liquidity, carry trade allocation
and localized asset bubbles, we present a snapshot of what is actually happening
on the ground via Italy’s Ansa: “It’s a massacre,” said Confesercenti President Marco
Venturi. “Each day 134 shops, restaurants and bars close in
recession-hit Italy,
retail association Confesercenti said on
Wednesday. Confesercenti, which represents small and medium-sized businesses in
the retail and tourism sectors, said 224,000 enterprises had closed
their shutters since the start of the global economic crisis in 2008.

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