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  1. 21 September 2016 Director General Barbagallo's remarks on "Banks and Supervision in Europe: The Current Situation and Future Challenges" Yesterday in Rome Carmelo Barbagallo, Director General for Financial Supervision and Regulation, gave an address on ‘Banks and Supervision in Europe: The Current Situation and Future Challenges’ at the 3rd Fisac Cgil Forum for the banking and...
  2. 19 September 2016 New releases of Working papers of the Bank of Italy - 19 September 2016 Today the Bank of Italy has released seven new Working papers (No. 1078-1084).
  3. 14 September 2016 Seminar Regulatory and Supervisory Issues of Small Banking and Financial Entities, with Special Focus on SME and Household Financing The International Relations Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the seminar “Regulatory and Supervisory Issues of Small Banking and Financial Entities, with Special Focus on...
  4. 8 September 2016 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 8 September 2016 Today the Bank of Italy has released ten new Occasional Papers (No. 348-357).
  5. 5 September 2016 Public Consultation of the European Banking Authority (EBA) in the field of retail payment services The European Banking Authority (EBA) has launched a public consultation in the field of retail payment services.
  6. 1 September 2016 Foreign exchange and OTC derivatives market turnover in Italy The Bank of Italy releases today the results of the triennial survey of the volume of foreign exchange and OTC derivatives market transactions carried out by the major resident banks.

The Bank of Italy in pictures

Presentation of the 2015 Annual Report - video (only in Italian)

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August 2016 - August 2015

Euro area

GDP growth

First quarter 2016 - Second quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 26 September 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".

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. 27 September Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 30 September Press releases €-coin: September 2016 Rome
  3. 30 September Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  4. 30 September Publications Statistical Bulletin (quarterly) Rome
  5. 30 September Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  6. 30 September Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  7. 30 September Statistics Italy - External debt Rome
  8. 30 September Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  9. 5 October Appointments Non-monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt