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  1. 6 December 2016 Italy's financial accounts “Italy’s financial accounts” manual, describing the criteria adopted by the Bank of Italy for compiling in compliance with international standards, as well as the main uses for economic analysis, was published today.
  2. 2 December 2016 European Banking Supervision - SSM Traineeship Programme The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched the second edition of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) traineeship programme, which promotes the training of young talent in specific skills relating to banking supervision with a view to contributing to...
  3. 28 November 2016 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 28 November 2016 Today the Bank of Italy has released three new Occasional Papers (No. 365-367).
  4. 28 November 2016 Dissemination of micro data on BIRD Starting today a new database on direct reporting of cross-border transactions in services by non-financial and insurance firms is available through the Bank of Italy Remote Access to Micro Data (BIRD) system.
  5. 18 November 2016 Financial Stability Report No. 2 - 2016 The risks linked to world growth remain elevated. The prospect of continued modest growth in Europe and uncertainty about political developments in the main advanced economies could fuel sharp swings in financial asset prices in the coming months....
  6. 17 November 2016 Workshop Anti-Money Laundering: the Italian Experience The International Relations Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the workshop “Anti-Money Laundering: the Italian Experience”. The event will take place from 17 to 18...

The Bank of Italy in pictures

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

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October 2016 - October 2015

Euro area

GDP growth

Third quarter 2016 - Second quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 6 December 2016


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.

Sale of Bank of Italy property in Gorizia, Imperia, Massa and Ravenna

The Bank of Italy is continuing the sale of its properties. The notices of sale for the buildings and units in Gorizia, Imperia, Massa and Ravenna are posted in the Real Estate Assets section.

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. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  2. 7 December Publications Public Finance Statistics in the European Union Rome
  3. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  4. 8 December Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  5. 13 December Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  6. 13 December Publications Money and Banking Rome
  7. 13 December Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  8. 13 December Press releases Main items of banks' balance sheets 12 month percentage changes Rome
  9. 14 December Appointments Non-monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt