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  1. 24 May 2019 Italian Housing Market Survey. Short-term Outlook - 2019 Q1 The Italian Housing Market Survey has been released for the first quarter of 2019. The survey looks at current trends and short-term expectations for the residential real estate market and is conducted by the Bank of Italy together with Tecnoborsa and...
  2. 20 May 2019 International Technical Cooperation Newsletter - Special edition May 2019 A special edition of the International Technical Cooperation Newsletter dedicated to an EU funded programme for the Western Balkans is now available. It usually is a twice-yearly publication, intended to inform readers about technical cooperation at the...
  3. 16 May 2019 The Aaron Institute for Economic Policy Conference 2019 - Keynote lecture by Governor Ignazio Visco Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy, gave a keynote lecture on 'The economic and financial outlook of the euro area: halfway down 'the long and winding road'' at the annual Aaron Institute for Economic Policy Conference, held in Herzliya, Israel.
  4. 13 May 2019 The Bank of Italy at the 32nd Turin International Book Fair As in previous years, the Bank of Italy took part in the Turin International Book Fair held at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre (www.salonelibro.it) to improve public awareness of the Bank's functions and activities at one of the most highly...
  5. 9 May 2019 National meeting of anti-corruption and transparency officers. Welcome address by Governor Ignazio Visco Governor Ignazio Visco opened the proceedings with a welcome address to participants at the national meeting of anti-corruption and transparency officers, held in Rome at the Bank of Italy's Conference Centre. 
  6. 3 May 2019 Financial Stability Report No. 1 - 2019 The risks to financial stability arising from developments in the world economy are growing; the growth forecasts for 2019 have been revised downward and uncertainty has increased. The more accommodative stance of central banks has been helping to...

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Indicators

Inflation

April 2019 - April 2018

Italy
+1.1%
Euro area
+1.7%

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2018 - First quarter 2019

Italy
+0.2%
Euro area
+0.4%

Exchange rates

date: 24 May 2019

USD
1,1187
YEN
122,61

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.

Information on Brexit

In view of the United Kingdom's expected withdrawal from the European Union, the Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information on Brexit for the public and for financial intermediaries.

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. 28 May Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 31 May Appointments Presentation of the 2018 Annual Report Rome
  3. 31 May Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  4. 5 June Publications Financial Accounts Rome
  5. 7 June Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  6. 7 June Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  7. 10 June Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  8. 11 June Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome
  9. 11 June Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome