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  1. 9 February 2019 Appointment of Deputy Governor Luigi Federico Signorini for a second term On 16 January 2019 the Board of Directors of the Bank of Italy, pursuant to its Statute, convened in a special session and voted to appoint Deputy Governor Luigi Federico Signorini for a second term. The confirmation process, which is still under way,...
  2. 8 February 2019 'Meet the Bank of Italy' - Upcoming dates in Palermo (11 February), Trieste (13 February) and Venice (15 February) ‘Meet the Bank of Italy’ is an itinerant project reaching out to a wider public in order to explain the tasks and functions of Italy's central bank, including in the context of current economic issues. The programme continues in February with...
  3. 8 February 2019 Signorini presents the works 'Ernesto Rossi Collection. Paolo Baffi Library Holdings' and 'The "unusual" library of an "unusual" economist' Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke today at the presentation of the works Ernesto Rossi Collection. Paolo Baffi Library Holdings (edited by Simonetta Schioppa and Silvia Mastrantonio) and The ‘unusual’...
  4. 8 February 2019 Speech by Carmelo Barbagallo at the ADEIMF 2019 Winter Conference Carmelo Barbagallo, Head of the Directorate General for Financial Supervision and Regulation at the Bank of Italy, spoke today in Naples on 'Fintech: The role of the supervisory authority in a changing market', at the ADEIMF 2019 Winter Conference...
  5. 4 February 2019 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 4 February 2019 Today the Bank of Italy has released five new Working papers (No. 1205-1209) and seven new Occasional Papers (No. 477-483).
  6. 1 February 2019 'Meet the Bank of Italy' - upcoming date in Milan 'Meet the Bank of Italy' is an itinerant project reaching out to a wider public in order to explain the tasks and functions of Italy's central bank, including in the context of current economic issues. The programme continues with meetings in Milan on 7...

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Indicators

Inflation

December 2018 - December 2017

Italy
+1.2%
Euro area
+1.6%

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2018 - Third quarter 2018

Italy
-0.2%
Euro area
+0.2%

Exchange rates

date: 15 February 2019

USD
1,1260
YEN
124,45

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

Focus

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. 15-22 February Publications Italian housing market survey Rome
  2. 19 February Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  3. 21 February Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  4. 23 February Appointments Visits to Palazzo Koch Rome
  5. 27 February Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  6. 28 February Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  7. 28 February Publications Local Government Debt Rome
  8. 28 February Press releases €-coin Rome
  9. 1 March Statistics Ita-coin Rome