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  1. 19 July 2024 New releases of Working Papers, Occasional Papers and Newsletter of the economic research of the Bank of Italy - 19 July 2024 Today the Bank of Italy has released four new Working papers (nn. 1458-1461), two new Occasional Papers (nn. 869-870) and the No. 75 of the Newsletter on the economic research in Bank of Italy.
  2. 19 July 2024 Conference on "Firm-level production networks: Implications for productivity, global resilience and the twin transition" The Bank of Italy is organizing a conference together with CEPR, EIEF and OECD on the topics of productivity, resilience and the digital and green transition. The event will take place in Rome on December 9-10, 2024. The conference brings together...
  3. 17 July 2024 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 17 July 2024 Today the Bank of Italy has released eight new Occasional Papers (nn. 861-868).
  4. 16 July 2024 The fundamental role of the repo market and central clearing The Bank of Italy today publishes 'The fundamental role of the repo market and central clearing', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment systems'. The repo market plays a crucial role in terms of central bank policies and of the...
  5. 8 July 2024 Survey on Inflation and Growth Expectations - 2024 Q2 According to the survey conducted between 20 May and 10 June 2024 among Italian industrial and service firms with 50 or more employees, the balance between positive and negative opinions regarding the general state of the economy worsened slightly in the...
  6. 2 July 2024 Luigi Federico Signorini speaks at the Annual meeting of the Italian Association of Insurance Companies 2024 Luigi Federico Signorini, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS), spoke today at the annual meeting of the Italian Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA) 2024, at the Auditorium 'Parco...

Indicators

Inflation

June 2024 - June 2023

Italy
+0.9%
Euro area
+2.5%

GDP growth

First quarter 2024 - fourth quarter 2023

Italy
+0.3%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 19 July 2024

USD
1.0890

ECB interest rates

From 12 June 2024

Deposit facility
3.75%
Main refinancing operations
4.25%
Marginal lending facility
4.50%

Focus

Regulatory sandbox

The regulatory sandbox is a controlled environment where supervised entities and FinTech operators will be able to test, for a limited period of time, technologically innovative products and services in the banking, financial and insurance sectors.

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.

Licensing

The Bank of Italy, through the activity of granting an authorisation for the exercise of financial activities, carries out supervisory tasks: by allowing access to the market for intermediaries in possession of the requisites envisaged by the law, it pursues the objectives of safeguarding sound and prudent management of intermediaries, overall stability, efficiency and competitiveness of the financial system.

The Bank of Italy's 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.

Fintech Channel

The FinTech Channel is the point of contact through which operators can dialogue easily and informally with the Bank of Italy. They can present projects in the field of financial services and of payments, based on innovative technology, or propose technological solutions designed for banks and financial intermediaries.

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 Financial Education Portal, is online

Economics for everyone is the Bank of Italy's Financial Education portal. It is much easier to learn how to manage money and make financial choices.

Agenda

  1. 25 July Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  2. 31 July Statistics General government operations Rome
  3. 31 July Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  4. 31 July Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  5. 31 July Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  6. 1 August Publications ECB Economic Bulletin Frankfurt
  7. 2 August Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  8. 2 August Press releases €-coin Rome
  9. 5-9 August Publications Italian Housing Market Survey. Short-term Outlook Rome