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  1. 7 December 2022 Money muling awareness campaign - December 2022 The Computer Emergency Response Team for the Italian financial sector (CERTfin), a public-private cooperation initiative for countering cyber risk, co-chaired by the Italian Banking Association (ABI) and the Bank of Italy, together with the State Police,...
  2. 5 December 2022 Fabrizio Balassone at the preliminary hearing on the 2023-2025 budget Fabrizio Balassone, Head of the Structural Economic Analysis Directorate of the Bank of Italy, gave testimony at the preliminary hearing on the budgetary provisions for 2023-25 before the joint session of the V Committee of the Chamber of Deputies...
  3. 2 December 2022 TARGET2 - Strumenti di analisi per il rispetto della regolamentazione The Bank of Italy today publishes 'TARGET2 analytical tools for regulatory compliance', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment systems'. As the operator of a systemically important payment system (SIPS), the Eurosystem has the...
  4. 2 December 2022 Updated list of the Italian financial conglomerates Based on the provisions of the Coordination Agreement entered into on 31 March 2006, the Bank of Italy, IVASS and Consob have updated the list of Italian financial conglomerates i.e. groups of companies under common control whose exclusive or predominant...
  5. 2 December 2022 €-coin declines in November - 2022 €-coin declined in November (to -0.62 from -0.31 in October) after a temporary improvement in October. The decrease in the indicator was mainly due to the further deterioration in confidence of manufacturing firms, on a declining path since nine...
  6. 25 November 2022 Financial Stability Report No. 2 - 2022 Global economic activity slowed over the summer and growth estimates in the leading economies have been revised downwards for next year. The global economic cycle remains heavily influenced by high inflation, the energy and food supply difficulties...

The Bank in pictures

A Tribute to Venice - Works from the collection of the Bank of Italy

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Indicators

Inflation

September 2021 - September 2022

Italy
+9.4%
Euro area
+9.9%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2022 - Second quarter 2022

Italy
+0.5%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 9 December 2022

USD
1,0559
YEN
143,30

ECB interest rates

As of 2 November 2022

Main refinancing operations
2.00%

Focus

Exchange of Ukrainian banknotes (hryvnia bills) for displaced persons from Ukraine

On 19 April 2022, the Council of the European Union issued a Recommendation inviting Member States to put in place national schemes to support the conversion of hryvnia bills for displaced persons from Ukraine.

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.

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. 12 December Publications Banks and Money: National Data Rome
  2. 12 December Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  3. 13 December Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  4. 14 December Publications Technology balance of payments Rome
  5. 15 December Publications The Public Finances: Borrowing Requirement and Debt Rome
  6. 15 December Publications The Financial Market Rome
  7. 15 December Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  8. 15 December Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  9. 15 December Statistics Central government debt Rome