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  1. 16 January 2017 Survey on Inflation and Growth Expectations - quarterly bulletin 2016 Q4 The Bank of Italy and the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore conduct a quarterly survey on inflation and growth expectations. The report is published in the new ‘Statistics’ series. The results of the survey, conducted in December 2016 on a sample of...
  2. 16 January 2017 The Bank of Italy redesigns its statistical publications From 16 January the Bank of Italy will renew the dissemination of its statistics in the form of the ‘Statistics’ series, which will combine data from the Statistical Bulletin and from Supplements to the Statistical Bulletin. The...
  3. 5 January 2017 The Bank of Italy calls on the Cooperative Credit System to carry forward the project for reforming the sector Given the novelty and complexity of the reform project introduced by Law 49/2016, the Bank of Italy calls on the system of cooperative banks to stand ready to implement the most suitable and secure measures. The Bank of Italy requests that those banks...
  4. 3 January 2017 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 3 January 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released five new Working papers (No. 1091-1095) and two new Occasional Papers (No. 368-369).
  5. 30 December 2016 €-coin indicator: December 2016 In December, €-coin recorded its seventh consecutive increase (to 0.59 from 0.45 in November), the highest level recorded since spring of 2011. The indicator has benefitted from improvements in consumer and business confidence and from increased...
  6. 28 December 2016 The Bank of Italy and ABI sign an agreement to enhance cybersecurity CERTFin, the new organization highly specialized in cybersecurity for the banking and financial sectors, has been established to prevent and combat cyber threats linked to the development of new technologies and to the digital economy.

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Report on operations and activities of the Bank of Italy - Figures for 2015

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November 2016 - November 2015

Euro area

GDP growth

Third quarter 2016 - Second quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 20 January 2017


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


The supervisory activities of the Bank of Italy and the bank resolution

In this section, the Bank of Italy publishes documents and information relating to the supervisory activity in general and to the supervision of the four banks in "resolution".

Italy's less significant banks: general overview and supervision

On 30 June 2016, Italy’s less significant institutions (LSIs), directly supervised by the Bank of Italy within the framework of Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), numbered 462, of which 355 were mutual cooperative banks (banche di credito cooperativo or BCCs).

Further information

In this section the Bank of Italy provides further information on its decisions and actions. In some cases the information is given in response to reports in the press.

The Bank of Italy's Annual Reports from 1894 are online

All of the Bank of Italy’s Annual Reports are now online from its first financial year in 1894 to date. The first English translation dates from 1923.

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.


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.


  1. 23 January Publications Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  2. 27-28 January Appointments 23rd ASSIOM FOREX Meeting Modena
  3. 27 January Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  4. 27 January Press releases €-coin: January 2017 Rome
  5. 31 January Statistics General government operations Rome
  6. 31 January Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  7. 31 January Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  8. 31 January Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  9. 31 January Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome