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  1. 3 June 2020 Survey on International Merchandise Transport - 2019 The Bank of Italy conducts a sample survey on Italy's international merchandise transport since 1998. The survey, which contributes to the compilation of the "services" item of the balance of payments, collects data on freight rates broken down by mode...
  2. 29 May 2020 €-coin falls again in May 2020 €-coin fell from -0.13 in April to -0.32 in May, reaching its lowest level since September 2012. The negative news on the performance of the economy following the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic gathered strength, particularly regarding the sharp...
  3. 20 May 2020 Credit claims as collateral for refinancing operations with the Eurosystem: To promote the use of credit claims as collateral and to incentivize lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, the Bank of Italy has extended the additional credit claim (ACC) frameworks to include loans backed by COVID-19-related public sector...
  4. 15 May 2020 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the italian economy: illustrative scenarios The article entitled 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the italian economy: illustrative scenarios', written by researchers from the Bank of Italy, is now online. Uncertainty on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is very high. This note...
  5. 14 May 2020 29 May 2020 - Forthcoming presentation of the Bank of Italy's Annual Report On 29 May at 10.30 a.m., Governor Ignazio Visco will deliver his Concluding Remarks in the Bank's headquarters at Palazzo Koch in Rome to mark the publication of the Annual Report for 2019. The event will be broadcast live on Rai2 and in video streaming...
  6. 13 May 2020 The toll free number 800 196969 helps people access financial support for households and firms The Bank of Italy's Help Desk, which gives people unbiased and targeted information, has received hundreds of requests so far. Where necessary, it can also act as an intermediary with other banks to solve problems in accessing financial support under the...

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Indicators

Inflation

April 2020 - April 2019

Italy
+0.1%
Euro area
+0.3%

GDP growth

First quarter 2020 - Fourth quarter 2019

Italy
-5.3%
Euro area
-3.8%

Exchange rates

date: 4 Jun 2020

USD
1,1250
YEN
122,48

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

Focus

COVID-19

This section contains the Bank of Italy’s communications to the public, credit institutions and other operators. You will also find the measures and provisions adopted by the Bank, its research and analyses, and ECB interventions relating to the Covid-19 emergency.

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 new 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.

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.

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

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

Information on Brexit

The Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information for the public and for financial intermediaries on the implications of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

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.

Reform of euro money market benchmarks

The reform of euro money market benchmarks aims to strengthen their integrity and representativeness, both endangered in recent years by some cases of manipulation and by a significant decrease in trade on the unsecured interbank money market.

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. 5 June Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  2. 5 June Publications Financial Accounts Rome
  3. 5 June Publications Survey on International Tourism Rome
  4. 8 June Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  5. 10 June Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  6. 10 June Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome
  7. 10 June Publications ECB Convergence Report Frankfurt
  8. 11 June Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  9. 15 June Publications The Public Finances, borrowing requirement and debt Rome