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  1. 21 May 2024 Seminar of Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent Friday May 17, in the Emeroteca room of the Bank of Italy, Professor Sargent (Nobel Laureate for Economics 2011) gave a seminar on his paper 'Macroeconomics After Lucas', in preparation for a conference organized by the University of Chicago in honor of...
  2. 17 May 2024 Governor Panetta's introductory remarks at the Public Lecture on 'Debt and Taxes in the United States: 1776 - 2024' by Thomas J. Sargent On 16 May 2024, Fabio Panetta, Governor of Banca d'Italia, delivered the introductory remarks at the Public Lecture given by Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Thomas J. Sargent on 'Debt and Taxes in the United States: 1776 - 2024', organized in Rome...
  3. 16 May 2024 First DLT-related experiment for settlement in central bank money successfully completed The Eurosystem successfully completed the first experiment in using new technologies for the settlement of wholesale transactions in central bank money. This exploratory phase will provide the Eurosystem with insights into how the TARGET Services...
  4. 14 May 2024 Final Generation €uro Students' Award monetary policy competition for high schools The final Italian edition of the 'Generation €uro Students' Award' 2023-24, a monetary policy competition for high schools, took place on 13 May in Rome. This initiative targets students in the last two years of secondary school and aims to deepen...
  5. 13 May 2024 Legal Research No. 99 - A 30 anni dal Testo unico bancario (1993-2023): The Test of Time A new legal research paper has been published today entitled 'A 30 anni dal Testo unico bancario (1993-2023): The Test of Time. Atti dei workshops'.
  6. 9 May 2024 Speech by Alessandra Perrazzelli at the W7 Rome Summit Alessandra Perrazzelli, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, speaks at the session 'Financial Empowerment to accelerate progress… made by women' of the W7 Summit 2024, organized in Rome.

Indicators

Inflation

April 2024 - Aprile 2023

Italy
+0.9%
Euro area
+2.4%

GDP growth

First quarter 2024 - fourth quarter 2023

Italy
+0.3%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 21 May 2024

USD
1,0864
YEN
169,86

ECB interest rates

from 20 September 2023

Main refinancing operations
4.50%

Focus

Regulatory sandbox

The regulatory sandbox is a controlled environment where supervised entities and FinTech operators will be able to test, for a limited period of time, technologically innovative products and services in the banking, financial and insurance sectors.

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.

Licensing

The Bank of Italy, through the activity of granting an authorisation for the exercise of financial activities, carries out supervisory tasks: by allowing access to the market for intermediaries in possession of the requisites envisaged by the law, it pursues the objectives of safeguarding sound and prudent management of intermediaries, overall stability, efficiency and competitiveness of the financial system.

The Bank of Italy's online services

'Online Services for the Public' is the platform that makes it possible to access certain Bank of Italy services via your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Use this link or go to the section 'Services for the Public' and click on 'Online Services'. You can then select the service you are interested in.

Fintech Channel

The FinTech Channel is the point of contact through which operators can dialogue easily and informally with the Bank of Italy. They can present projects in the field of financial services and of payments, based on innovative technology, or propose technological solutions designed for banks and financial intermediaries.

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.

'Economics for everyone', the Bank of Italy's Financial Education Portal, is online

Economics for everyone is the Bank of Italy's Financial Education portal. It is much easier to learn how to manage money and make financial choices.

Agenda

  1. 22 May Appointments Non-monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Central Bank of Ireland
  2. 23 May Publications Payment System Rome
  3. 24 May Publications Italian Housing Market Survey Rome
  4. 24-25 May Appointments G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Stresa Stresa
  5. 29 May Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  6. 31 May Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  7. 31 May Appointments Annual Report for 2023. The Governor's Concluding Remarks Rome, via Nazionale 91
  8. 3 June Press releases €-coin Rome
  9. 3 June Statistics Ita-coin Rome