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  1. 23 January 2018 Bank Lending Survey (BLS) Today the Bank of Italy publishes the results of the Bank Lending Survey (BLS).
  2. 2 January 2018 Exchange rates São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra - Change Please be advised that from the 1st January 2018 the São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra (ISO code STD) has been replaced by the new Dobra (ISO code STN)
  3. 2 January 2018 Exchange rates Mauritanian Ouguiya - Change Please be advised that from the 1st January 2018 the Mauritanian Ouguiya (ISO code MRO) has been replaced by the new Ouguiya (ISO code MRU)
  4. 29 December 2017 €-coin continues to rise in December The €-coin indicator rose again in December, to 0.91 from 0.84 in November, reaching its highest level since May 2006. The indicator benefited from greater household and business optimism and from the strengthening of the industrial cycle.
  5. 28 December 2017 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 28 December 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released six new Occasional Papers (No. 412-417).
  6. 21 December 2017 Fact-finding exercise on FinTech adoption The Bank of Italy has published the results of its fact-finding exercise on the adoption of FinTech by banks and financial intermediaries.

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Indicators

Inflation

December 2017 - December 2016

Italy
+1.0%
Euro area
+1.4%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2017 - Second quarter 2017

Italy
+0.4%
Euro area
+0.6%

Exchange rates

date: 23 January 2018

USD
1,2249
YEN
135,35

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. 26 January Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 31 January Statistics General government operation Rome
  3. 31 January Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  4. 31 January Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Credit Conditions and Risk by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 31 January Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  6. 31 January Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  7. 31 January Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  8. 7 February Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  9. 7 February Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome