ROME, 19 JAN – “We will have a year characterized for the first six months by some difficulties. In the second half of the year the economy should recover strongly. However, we fear a slowdown in investments, and this is why Confindustria, even during the discussion of the budget law, pushed the government hard to stimulate them”. Thus the president Carlo Bonomi, on Radio24, answering a question on the trend of the economy and a possible recession. “We hope there are tools to support companies aimed at investments. We must be obsessed with growth – he underlined – and we only do it if we are competitive”. (HANDLE).