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  1. 12 October 2018 The G7 reaffirms its commitment to strengthening cybersecurity in the financial sector On 11 October 2018 the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting under the Canadian presidency took place in Bali, alongside the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank...
  2. 12 October 2018 The Single Resolution Board issues invitation to tender for the provision of strategic consultancy and advice The Single Resolution Board has issued an invitation to tender for the award of a framework contract for the provision of strategic consultancy and advice on investment banking and corporate finance to the SRB in its capacity as resolution...
  3. 8 October 2018 Workshop "Sample surveys in central banking" Bank of Italy organizes - in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities - the workshop "Sample surveys in central banking". The event will take place from 8 to 9 October in Rome. Participation is by invitation only and is...
  4. 5 October 2018 'Meet the Bank of Italy' moves to Milan and Turin 'Meet the Bank of Italy' is an initiative aimed at increasing public awareness of the tasks and functions of Italy's central bank, also in the context of current economic topics. It will be held on 8 October in Milan and on 9 October in Turin, and will...
  5. 4 October 2018 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 4 October 2018 Today the Bank of Italy has released eight new Occasional Papers (No. 460-467).
  6. 4 October 2018 Speech by Salvatore Rossi for the 50th edition of Credit Day Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of IVASS, spoke today at a conference held in Rome to mark the 50th edition of Credit Day, organized by the Associazione Nazionale per lo Studio dei Problemi del Credito (National...

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Indicators

Inflation

August 2018 - August 2017

Italy
+1.6%
Euro area
+2.0%

GDP growth

Second quarter 2018 - First quarter 2018

Italy
+0.2%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 15 October 2018

USD
1,1581
YEN
129,53

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

Focus

Business in Italy

The Bank of Italy now publishes a list of FAQs in order to simplify and accelerate administrative procedures with regard to the authorization of new banks, new collective fund managers, new payment institutions and electronic money institutions.

Banking and financial supervision

As national supervisor, the Bank of Italy also provides services directly to the public: it handles complaints, runs the technical secretariats for the Banking and Financial Ombudsman and publishes information on individuals or companies not authorized to carry out banking or financial activities in Italy and other more general notices and communications.

FinTech Channel

FinTech is the abbreviation for Financial Technology, namely the application of technology to the delivery of financing, payment, investment and consulting services, which has become a powerful driver of innovation in the financial services market.

Lira-euro conversion

In compliance with Ruling 216/2015 of Italy’s Constitutional Court, which declared unlawful the bringing forward of the deadline for terminating the redemption of lira banknotes from 28 February 2012 to 6 December 2011 (Article 6 of Decree Law 201/2011, converted into Law 214/2011), on 22 January 2016, the Bank of Italy began lira-euro exchange operations at its branches.

Branches

The Bank's geographical organization consists of 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.

International Technical cooperation

The Bank of Italy shares its knowledge and experience with the central banks and financial authorities of the emerging countries, supplying staff training activities and technical consultancy.

Bank of Italy's Art Collection

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. The precious and varied collection has been built up over time through numerous purchases and today it covers a vast time span and many geographical areas.

Agenda

  1. 18 October Statistics Financial Accounts Rome
  2. 19 October Publications Balance of payments and International Investment Position Rome
  3. 19 October Publications Economic Bulletin Rome
  4. 22 October Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  5. 22-23 October Conferences The Seventh Public Investors Conference BIS / World Bank / Bank of Canada / Banca d'Italia Rome
  6. 23 October Statistics Bank Lending Survey (BLS): results for Italy Rome
  7. 24 October Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  8. 25 October Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  9. 26 October Publications Payment System Rome