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  1. 17 October 2016 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 17 October 2016 Today the Bank of Italy has released seven new Occasional Papers (No. 358-364).
  2. 13 October 2016 Workshop Financial Statistics in Central Banks The International Relations Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the workshop “Financial Statistics in Central Banks”. The event will take place from 13 to 14 October in...
  3. 11 October 2016 Cybersecurity: A strategy for the G7 financial sector The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors today issued the general principles (‘fundamental elements’) to strengthen financial system cybersecurity. The general principles seek to provide a cybersecurity strategy and framework for...
  4. 11 October 2016 Preliminary testimony of Paolo Sestito at the Senate Paolo Sestito, Head of the Structural Economic Analysis Directorate, testified before the Sixth Committee of the Italian Senate (Finance and Treasury) on the delegation of authority to the Government to reorganize and strengthen the measures to support...
  5. 10 October 2016 Speech by Governor Ignazio Visco at the OMFIF - 7th Main Meeting in Europe held in Rome: "The euro area: uncertainty and growth" Governor Ignazio Visco gave a speech on "The euro area: uncertainty and growth" at the 7th Main Meeting of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) in Europe held in Rome on 22 and 23 September 2016.
  6. 10 October 2016 'Let's design a banknote' competition for schools in 2016-17 This is the fourth edition of the competition organized by the Bank of Italy and the Ministry of Education, University and Research. This year’s theme is: ‘Designing the future: ideas for a changing world’. Italian primary and secondary...

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

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August 2016 - August 2015

Euro area

GDP growth

First quarter 2016 - Second quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 20 October 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. 21 October Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  2. 27 October Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 28 October Publications Payment System (semi-annual) Rome
  4. 28 October Press releases €-coin: October 2016 Rome
  5. 31 October Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  6. 31 October Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  7. 31 October Statistics Other financial corporations survey Rome
  8. 31 October Statistics General government operations Rome
  9. 31 October Publications Local Government Debt Rome