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  1. 15 June 2018 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 15 June 2018 Today the Bank of Italy has released six new Working papers (No. 1175-1180) and nine new Occasional Papers (No. 434-442).
  2. 11 June 2018 Survey on International Tourism - 2017 The Bank of Italy conducts a sample survey on Italy’s international tourism. The survey, which contributes to the compilation of the “services” item of the balance of payments, collects data on tourism expenditure, inbound and outbound...
  3. 5 June 2018 Warning - Attempts at phishing with malicious email attachments. We have been informed that there have been some attempts to wrongfully obtain personal data (phishing) via an e-mail apparently sent from a Bank of Italy address, email@bancaditalia.it, with 'Notifica del contratto' in the subject line and a malicious...
  4. 5 June 2018 Ignazio Visco is interviewed by Fortune Italia How the Bank of Italy is changing, the transformation that banks and firms are currently undergoing, the challenges for the economic growth and the risks are just a few of the topics discussed in an interview with Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of...
  5. 16 May 2018 Seminar "Cybersecurity challenges for central banks" Banca d'Italia organizes - in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities - the seminar "Cybersecurity challenges for central banks". The event will take place from 16 to 18 May in Rome. Participation is by invitation only and is...
  6. 12 May 2018 Fabio Panetta speaks on 'Fintech and banking: today and tomorrow' Fabio Panetta, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke on 'Fintech and banking: today and tomorrow' on the occasion of the Annual Reunion of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, held in Rome.

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Indicators

Inflation

May 2018 - May 2017

Italy
+1.0%
Euro area
+1.9%

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2017 - Third quarter 2017

Italy
+0.3%
Euro area
+0.6%

Exchange rates

date: 15 Jun 2018

USD
1,1596
YEN
128,31

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

Focus

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. 19 June Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  2. 20 June Statistics Financial soundness indicators Rome
  3. 21 June Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  4. 22 June Statistics Debt securities Rome
  5. 25 June Publications Survey on International Merchandise Transport Rome
  6. 26 June Publications Survey of Industrial and Service Firms Rome
  7. 27 June Appointments Non-monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  8. 27 June Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  9. 28 June Publications ECB Economic Bulletin Frankfurt