Italians prepare for austerity

Ordinary Italian citizens are bracing themselves as spending cuts appear increasingly inevitable.

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    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has promised to resign once austerity measures are put in place.

    The government has been slow to take dramatic action on the economy, a reluctance which has led to the current crisis.

    The political uncertainty and fears about the country's debt is pushing its borrowing costs to record highs - leading to more concerns about the economy.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Rome on how plans to tackle the country's debt are affecting those who'll pay for it.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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