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  1. 14 January 2021 The economic and financial accounts during the COVID-19 public health crisis In the first half of 2020, the primary income accounts of non-financial private sectors recorded the sharpest contraction of the last twenty years, only partly countered by the measures adopted by general government to sustain disposable income. The...
  2. 13 January 2021 €-coin rises in December €-coin rose in December, to 0.38 (from 0.11 in November). The indicator remained negative from the start of the pandemic to October, when it increased markedly, reflecting the release of a very positive estimate of GDP for the third quarter. The...
  3. 12 January 2021 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on Italian SMEs' access to capital markets The article entitled 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on Italian SMEs' access to capital markets', written by researchers from the Bank of Italy, is now online. By examining the characteristics of 88 Italian companies admitted to the AIM...
  4. 2 January 2021 Bank of Italy communications on the provisions regarding Brexit contained in Decree-Law 183/2020 The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, completed on 31 December 2020 with the expiry of the transition period envisaged under the Withdrawal Agreement, has significant implications for the provision of services to European customers by...
  5. 29 December 2020 Notes on Financial Stability and Supervision No. 23 - Bad loan recovery rates in 2019 This note updates to 2019 the estimated bad loan recovery rates already published in the Notes on Financial Stability and Supervision, Nos. 7 and 11 of 2017, No. 13 of 2018 and No. 18 of 2019. Moreover, the note illustrates the findings of the yearly...
  6. 28 December 2020 €-coin December 2020: postponement of the publication The release of December's €-coin indicator has been postponed until 13 January. Some revisions have been made to the indicator and these will be explained in the press release; the new time series will be made available on the website for the most...

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Indicators

Inflation

November 2020 - November 2019

Italy
-0.3%
Euro area
-0.3%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2020 - Second quarter 2020

Italy
15.9%
Euro area
12.5%

Exchange rates

date: 19 January 2021

USD
1,2132
YEN
126,16

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.

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.

'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.

Agenda

  1. 19 January Statistics Bank Lending Survey (BLS): results for Italy Rome
  2. 19 January Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  3. 21 January Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  4. 21 January Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  5. 29 January Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  6. 29 January Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  7. 29 January Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  8. 29 January Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  9. 29 January Statistics General government operations Rome