European service industries grew at the weakest pace in two years in September. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group revealed yesterday that its European services index fell to 54.2, the lowest since August 2005, from 58 in August.
Italian services hit a level of 53.9:
Italy Economy Real Time Data Charts
Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Italy related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Italy economy charts together with short text updates on a Storify dedicated page Italy - Lost in Stagnation?