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  1. 16 October 2020 Bank of Italy/CEPR/EIEF - Conference "Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance" The conference aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss the role of managers and owners in shaping firm performance, with a particular emphasis on micro-macro linkages (from firm behavior to aggregate productivity growth) and policy...
  2. 16 October 2020 Governor Ignazio Visco - Interview with Bloomberg TV Governor Ignazio Visco was interviewed today by Francine Lacqua (Bloomberg TV).
  3. 13 October 2020 Update of micro data on BIRD - data for the year 2019 The database on cross-border transactions in services by non-financial and insurance firms (direct reporting), available through the Bank of Italy Remote Access to Micro Data (BIRD) system, has been updated with the data for the year 2019.
  4. 12 October 2020 Testimony on the Update to the 2020 Economic and Financial Document (DEF) by Eugenio Gaiotti at the Chamber of Deputies Eugenio Gaiotti, Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research at the Bank of Italy, spoke on the Update to the 2020 Economic and Financial Document (DEF) before the Fifth Committees of the Chamber of Deputies (Budget, Treasury and Planning)...
  5. 11 October 2020 Interview with Governor Visco in Corriere della Sera Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy, was interviewed by Luciano Fontana and Federico Fubini of Italian daily Corriere della Sera. Full text - Monetary policy will continue to support the recover (in Italian only) Excerpt from the interview...
  6. 9 October 2020 Daniele Franco speaks at the EY Capri Digital Summit 2020 Daniele Franco, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of Italy's Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS), gave the closing speech at the 13th edition of the 'EY Capri Digital Summit 2020: A New Brave World', dedicated to the digital...

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September 2020 - September 2019

Euro area

GDP growth

Second quarter 2020 - First quarter 2020

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 23 October 2020


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


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.


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. 26 October Conferences 2nd Bank of Italy Human Capital workshop Rome, Bank of Italy
  2. 27 October Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 27 October Statistics Bank Lending Survey (BLS): results for Italy Rome
  4. 30 October Statistics General government operations Rome
  5. 30 October Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  6. 30 October Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  7. 30 October Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  8. 30 October Publications Local Government Debt Rome
  9. 30 October Press releases €-coin Rome