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  1. 23 February 2018 International Technical Cooperation Newsletter No. 9 - January 2018 The ninth issue of the International Technical Cooperation Newsletter is now available. It is a twice-yearly publication, intended to inform readers about technical cooperation at the Bank of Italy.
  2. 22 February 2018 Call for papers - Banca d'Italia and CEPR: "Low inflation and wage dynamics: implications for monetary policy and financial stability" The Banca d'Italia and the CEPR are pleased to announce a call for papers on "Low inflation and wage dynamics: implications for monetary policy and financial stability." The conference will be held on September 20-21, 2018 at the Headquarters of the...
  3. 21 February 2018 Warning - Attempts at phishing with malicious email attachments. Unauthorized use of the Bank of Italy's name We have been informed that there have been some attempts to wrongfully obtain personal data (phishing) via an e-mail apparently sent from a Bank of Italy address,, with ‘Banca d’Italia PROJECT’ in the subject line...
  4. 15 February 2018 Workshop "Integrating the key variables in a changing organization: approaches and tools" The Bank of Italy organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the workshop "Integrating the key variables in a changing organization: approaches and tools".The event will take place from 15 to 16...
  5. 9 February 2018 Call for papers: Seventh Public Investors Conference The Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d'Italia are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Seventh Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for central banks, sovereign wealth...
  6. 1 February 2018 Annual average exchange rates 2017 On 4 January 2018, in connection with a change in the calculation procedure, the annual average rates for 2017 were published as averages of monthly average rates. As of 1 February 2018, these values are replaced by rates calculated as an annual average...

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January 2018 - January 2017

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2017 - Third quarter 2017

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 23 February 2018


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


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.


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 February Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 28 February Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  3. 28 February Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  4. 28 February Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Credit Conditions and Risk by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 28 February Publications Local Government Debt Rome
  6. 2 March Conferences Workshop on 'Human Capital' Rome
  7. 7 March Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  8. 7 March Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  9. 9 March Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome