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  1. 23 February 2017 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 23 February 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released nine new Working Papers (No. 1096-1104), one new Occasional Paper (No. 373), and the No. 45 Newsletter on the economic research in Bank of Italy.
  2. 23 February 2017 Riccardo Faini Memorial Conference: "Italy's lost productivity and how to get it back" On January 13, 2017 the Bank of Italy hosted a conference in honour of Professor Riccardo Faini, who passed away ten years ago. The conference, entitled ‘Italy’s lost productivity and how to get it back,’ organized together with the...
  3. 22 February 2017 International Technical Cooperation Newsletter No. 7 - January 2017 The seventh issue of the International Technical Cooperation Newsletter is now available. It is a twice-yearly publication, intended to inform readers about technical cooperation at the Bank of Italy.
  4. 8 February 2017 Meeting of the Italian Constituency's IMF and World Bank member countries A meeting of the Italian Constituency’s International Monetary Fund and World Bank member countries was held today in Rome, with the participation of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan and the Governor of the Bank of Italy,...
  5. 8 February 2017 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 8 February 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released three new Occasional Papers (No. 370-372).
  6. 6 February 2017 Target2-Securities (T2S): completion of the fourth wave of the migration plan Last weekend marked the successful completion of the fourth migration wave scheduled for Target2-Securities (T2S), the Eurosystem’s platform for the settlement in central bank money of securities transactions.

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Report on operations and activities of the Bank of Italy - Figures for 2015

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January 2017 - January 2016

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2016 - Third quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 24 February 2017


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


The supervisory activities of the Bank of Italy and the bank resolution

In this section, the Bank of Italy publishes documents and information relating to the supervisory activity in general and to the supervision of the four banks in "resolution".

Italy's less significant banks: general overview and supervision

On 30 June 2016, Italy’s less significant institutions (LSIs), directly supervised by the Bank of Italy within the framework of Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), numbered 462, of which 355 were mutual cooperative banks (banche di credito cooperativo or BCCs).

Further information

In this section the Bank of Italy provides further information on its decisions and actions. In some cases the information is given in response to reports in the press.

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. 27 February Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 28 February Publications Local Government Debt Rome
  3. 28 February Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  4. 28 February Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  5. 7 March Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  6. 7 March Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  7. 9 March Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  8. 9 March Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome
  9. 9 March Press releases Main items of banks' balance sheets; 12 month percentage changes Rome