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In September the €-coin indicator fell from 0.19 in August to 0.13, the lowest level of the past twelve months.

The decline reflects not only a further loss of business and consumer confidence, but also the weakening of the industrial cycle and the slowdown in exports.

Press release €-coin indicator: September 2014

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Economic indicators


-0.2% Italy Ago 14/Ago 13

0.4% Area Aug 14/Aug 13

GDP growth

-0.2% Italy Q2 2014/Q1 2014
0.0% Area Q2 2014/Q1 2014
Exchange rates
$ 1.2583 30 Sep 2014
¥ 138.11 30 Sep 2014

ECB interest rates

(Main refinancing operations)
0.05% effective from 10 September 2014

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The 1893 Banking Law (Law 449 of 10 August 1893) created and set up the Bank of Italy. On its 120th anniversary, the TV channel Rai Storia (channel n. 54) has produced and broadcasted "Una giornata particolare - La Banca dell'Italia" ("A Special Day - The Central Bank of Italy") a documentary that retraces some of the events of its establishment, through the accounts of Bank of Italy's Deputy Governor Salvatore Rossi and of economist Marco Onado.

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By making its art collection available on its website the Bank of Italy offers the general public the opportunity to view and admire the most important works in its possession.

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The Bank's geographical organization consists of 58 Branches located in the regional capitals and in some provincial capitals.

The Branches' activities relate to the State treasury service, banking and financial supervision, banknote circulation, payment system and economic analysis and statistical surveys at the local level.

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    In the euro area economic growth is still weak, intermittent and uneven among the member states...

    In Italy the situation is still fragile, despite some encouraging signs
    During the winter months economic activity reflected the contraction in energy production...

    Our projections point to hesitant growth, conditional on a strengthening of domestic demand
    Our projections for the Italian economy in 2014-15 presented in this Bulletin suggest a moderate recovery, but not without considerable uncertainty...

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    The 2013/2014 contest to invent a banknote closed in June - an initiative organized by the Bank together with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at students attending Italian schools to encourage them to become economically aware and informed citizens.

    The elementary and secondary schools that submitted the winning banknote designs were the Domenico Savio elementary school in Fagagna, (Udine), the Galileo Galilei middle school in Gambarare di Mira (Venezia) and the Giacomo e Pio Manzù artistic high school in Bergamo.

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