Atlantico: According to data provided by ISTAT, Italy would once again enter recession, due to the publication of two consecutive quarterly GDP contraction figures, of which -0.2% for the fourth quarter of 2018. In such a context, and then that the Italian banking sector is regularly pointed out, what are the risks of seeing the Italian situation deteriorate, and lead the euro area with it?

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The Italian banking sector is fragile not because of an abuse of dangerous or overly speculative practices, but because of the economic and financial consequences of the subprime crisis. Between 2010 and 2012, the financial markets fueled the fear that Italy will default on its public debt. The Italian public debt is very largely owned by the Italian banks themselves. The financial markets at that time demanded very high interest rates from the Italian state and the Italian banks. The latter passed on some of this extra cost to households and businesses. The financing of the Italian economy is largely based on bank credit. This situation has led to a rise in credit, and a phenomenon known as tightening of credit (creditcrunch).

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"data-reactid =" 14 "> The GDP then experienced a collapse since the 2011 sovereign debt crisis, by more than 10% and a drop in industrial production of 25%. As a result, the capacity of households or businesses to repay loans has been seriously deteriorated, and as a result the situation of banks has worsened with the growth of non-performing loans. at the worst of the situation, 1 out of 5 loans was non-performing.read more on Atlantico