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  1. 13 December 2018 Opening speech by Salvatore Rossi at the 29th Conference on Big Data Econometrics with Applications Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of IVASS, gave the opening speech at the 29th Conference (EC)2 'Big Data Econometrics with Applications', held in Rome at the Bank of Italy's Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Convention...
  2. 12 December 2018 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 12 December 2018 Today the Bank of Italy has released three new Working papers (No. 1202-1204) and six new Occasional Papers (No. 471-476).
  3. 12 December 2018 Seminar "Payment systems and market infrastructures in the EU; policy, operation, oversight. Banca d'Italia's experience" Banca d’Italia organizes - in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities - the seminar "Payment systems and market infrastructures in the EU; policy, operation, oversight. Banca d’Italia's experience". The event will...
  4. 11 December 2018 Tourism in Italy. The figures and the potential for development The results of a Bank of Italy research project, 'Tourism in Italy. The figures and the potential for development' are being presented today at the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Convention Centre for monetary and financial education. Fabio Panetta, Deputy...
  5. 10 December 2018 The new section on payment systems operations is online The new section on 'Payment Systems Operations' is now available for consultation on the web page dedicated to the tasks carried out by Banca d'Italia (Tasks). On this page users can learn more about what the Bank does in a specific area, such as payment...
  6. 7 December 2018 Opening remarks by Fabio Panetta at the conference 'Evolving landscapes of bank and non-bank finance' Fabio Panetta, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke today on 'Institutional investors' asset allocation and the real economy' at the conference 'Evolving landscapes of bank and non-bank finance' held in Rome at the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Convention...

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Meet the Bank of Italy

The 'Meet the Bank of Italy' initiative is a forum for dialogue with members of the public set up to discuss the Bank of Italy’s activities, tasks and objectives, with the aim of dispelling doubts or popular misconceptions and of answering questions in an open, simple and direct way.

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Indicators

Inflation

October 2018 - October 2017

Italy
+1.7%
Euro area
+2.2%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2018 - Second quarter 2018

Italy
+0.0%
Euro area
+0.2%

Exchange rates

date: 14 December 2018

USD
1,1285
YEN
128,13

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

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Meet the Bank of Italy

The 'Meet the Bank of Italy' initiative is a forum for dialogue with members of the public set up to discuss the Bank of Italy’s activities, tasks and objectives, with the aim of dispelling doubts or popular misconceptions and of answering questions in an open, simple and direct way.

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.

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.

Agenda

  1. 20 December Publications Balance of payments and International Investment Position Rome
  2. 20 December Statistics Financial soundness indicators Rome
  3. 21 December Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  4. 21 December Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  5. 27 December Publications ECB Economic Bulletin Frankfurt
  6. 28 December Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  7. 28 December Publications Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area Rome
  8. 28 December Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  9. 28 December Statistics Italy - External debt Rome