Italy's new coalition government targets economy


Italy's new Prime Minister says his broad coalition will work to heal the nation's finances while encouraging economic growth.

Enrico Letta, the leader of the centre-left, has brought Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives together in a coalition.

Financial markets have so far reacted positively to the government's pledges about the economy.

The BBC's Bethany Bell in Rome says the coalition is an "awkward political alliance".

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