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  1. 22 January 2020 The newsletter 'Research Highlights' is online - 22 January 2020 The new issue (no. 1/2020) of the Bank of Italy newsletter 'Research Highlights' is now available.
  2. 17 January 2020 Economic Bulletin No. 1 - 2020 World trade returns to growth, but global risks remain on the downside The risks to global growth remain tilted to the downside. International trade has returned to growth and there have been signs that the tariff disputes between the United States and...
  3. 16 January 2020 The third episode in the video explainer series Make the right choice is now online The third episode in the video explainer series Make the right choice dedicated to consumer credit is now available on the Bank of Italy's financial education portal 'Economics for everyone'.
  4. 15 January 2020 Survey on Inflation and Growth Expectations - 2018 Q4 According to the survey conducted between 25 November and 16 December 2019 among Italian industrial and services firms with 50 or more employees, opinions regarding the general economic situation and firms' own operating conditions have deteriorated...
  5. 9 January 2020 Eighth Joint BIS, World Bank, Bank of Canada, Banca d'Italia Public Investors Conference The Bank for International Settlements, The World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d’Italia are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Eighth Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans.
  6. 30 December 2019 The new 'Focus on' newsletter is online The first issue of the Bank of Italy's newsletter Focus on is now online. Written in plain, accessible language, it examines the topics that are currently being debated by economists but are also of interest to a broader audience. This first edition of...

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Indicators

Inflation

December 2019 - December 2018

Italy
+0.5%
Euro area
+1,3%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2019 - Second quarter 2019

Italy
+0.1%
Euro area
+0.2%

Exchange rates

date: 24 January 2020

USD
1,1035
YEN
120,96

ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations
0.00%

Focus

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

In view of the United Kingdom's expected withdrawal from the European Union, the Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information on Brexit for the public and for financial intermediaries.

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.

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.

Agenda

  1. 25 January Appointments Visits to Palazzo Koch Rome
  2. 29 January Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 31 January Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  4. 31 January Statistics General government operations Rome
  5. 31 January Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  6. 31 January Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  7. 31 January Press releases €-coin Rome
  8. 3 February Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  9. 7 February Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome