European nation Italy has slipped back into recession and thus intensifying worries about the 19-nation eurozone economy.
There are also fears of a possible flare-up in the debt market that had haunted the block in recent times.
Concise News understands that Italy contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.
According to the National Statistics Agency, after a 0.1 percent fall in the past three-month period, Italy is now in technical recession.
This is coming just after four years that the nation experienced a recession.
The country was one of the reasons for that the wider eurozone slowed in 2018 with much uncertainties associated with Brexit.