Italy's new coalition government targets economy

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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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