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Italy Clearly Distinct From Spain: Pro

Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 4:00 AM ET

"I see a very clear distinction between Italy and Spain," Bob Parker, Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse, told CNBC. "Spain has still got ongoing structural issues with high unemployment at 23 percent, the ongoing restructuring the savings banks, the 'caixas' plus the unwinding or the bursting of the real estate bubble. Italy, very different, high savings rate, we never had a consumer credit bubble, we never had a real estate bubble, I think there is a high probability that despite the weaker economic data, that the overall budget position in Italy in 2014 could be close to balance," he added.