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  1. 11 August 2017 Public consultation of the European Banking Authority (EBA) on fraud reporting requirements under PSD2 On 2 August 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a public consultation on its draft Guidelines on reporting requirements on statistical data on fraud under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The Guidelines, which are addressed...
  2. 7 August 2017 The Italian Payments Committee Annual Report for 2016 The Italian Payments Committee has released its 2016 annual Report.
  3. 31 July 2017 Legal conference: "Judicial review in the banking Union and in the EU financial architecture" The Legal Services Directorate of the Bank of Italy is organizing a conference on “Judicial review in the Banking Union and in the EU financial architecture”. The conference, which is being organized jointly with the European Banking Institute (EBI) in Frankfurt, will take place on 21 November 2017.
  4. 28 July 2017 Strategic Plan for 2017-2019 The Bank of Italy’s Strategic Plan for 2017–2019 sets out its vision, its objectives to be pursued and the action plans to be implemented.
  5. 28 July 2017 Survey on International Merchandise Transport - 2016 The Bank of Italy conducts a sample survey on Italy’s international merchandise transport. The survey, which contributes to the compilation of the “services” item of the balance of payments, collects data on freight rates broken down by...
  6. 19 July 2017 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 19 July 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released seven new Working Papers (No. 1124-1130), five new Occasional Papers (No. 382-386), and Newsletter No. 47 on economic research in the Bank of Italy.

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Discover the €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017. It is the fourth banknote of the Europa series and follows the new €5, €10 and €20 notes, which have already been issued. The new series includes new and enhanced security features which offer better protection against counterfeiting.

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June 2017 - June 2016

Euro area

GDP growth

Second quarter 2017 - First quarter 2017

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 16 August 2017


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


The Bank of Italy's Annual Reports from 1894 are online

All of the Bank of Italy’s Annual Reports are now online from its first financial year in 1894 to date. The first English translation dates from 1923.

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.


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.


  1. 18 August Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  2. 18 August Statistics General Government Gross Debt Rome
  3. 18 August Publications The Financial Market Rome
  4. 18 August Statistics Central Government Debt Rome
  5. 18 August Publications The Public Finances: Borrowing Requirement and Debt Rome
  6. 21 August Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  7. 28 August Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  8. 31 August Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  9. 31 August Statistics Monthly Tables in Statistical Bulletin Rome