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  1. 3 February 2023 €-coin turns slightly positive in January In January €-coin rose for the second month in a row, returning to barely positive territory (0.06, from -0.23 in December). The increase mainly reflected the overall resilience of GDP in the fourth quarter and the improvement in qualitative...
  2. 27 January 2023 January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day Today, the Bank of Italy marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of intolerance and discrimination. The date of 27 January was designated in 2005 by the...
  3. 27 January 2023 The publication 'The wealth of Italy's institutional sectors: 2005-2021' is available online Today, the Bank of Italy and Istat have released their joint annual publication on financial and non-financial wealth of Italy's institutional sectors. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the assets and of how they have changed over time...
  4. 24 January 2023 The ECB publishes indicators to assess the impacts of climate change on the financial and monetary sector The European Central Bank (ECB), in collaboration with experts from national central banks, including the Bank of Italy, has published a set of indicators to assess the impact of climate risks on the financial sector and to monitor the development of...
  5. 23 January 2023 Governor Visco on the challenges of the Italian economy in the current European context Governor Ignazio Visco spoke today on 'The challenges facing the Italian economy in the current European environment' at the Phygital Meeting organized by the Ambrosetti Club.
  6. 20 January 2023 Economic Bulletin No. 1 - 2023 The global economy shows signs of weakness; energy prices fall In the fourth quarter of 2022, the global economic outlook continued to be affected by the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, high inflation and weakening economic activity in China. The...

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Milano Hub: Call for Proposals 2022

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Indicators

Inflation

December 2022 - December 2021

Italy
+12.3%
Euro area
+9.2%

GDP growth

Third quarter 2022 - Second quarter 2022

Italy
+0.5%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 3 February 2023

USD
1,0937
YEN
140,45

ECB interest rates

Up to 7 February 2023

Main refinancing operations
2.50%

Starting from 8 February 2023

Main refinancing operations
3,00%

Focus

Exchange of Ukrainian banknotes (hryvnia bills) for displaced persons from Ukraine

The national scheme for the exchange of hryvnia banknotes in Italy on the part of refugees from Ukraine implemented under Article 47 of Decree Law 50/2022 of 17 May 2022 came to an end, as scheduled, on 21 December 2022. After this date, it will no longer be possible to exchange Ukrainian banknotes at the Bank of Italy or at the other participating banks at the conditions provided for under the scheme.

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.

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. 3-4 February Conferences 29th Congress of ASSIOM FOREX Hybrid event
  2. 7 February Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  3. 7 February Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  4. 9 February Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  5. 9 February Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome
  6. 10 February Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  7. 15 February Publications The Public Finances, borrowing requirement and debt Rome
  8. 15 February Statistics Central government debt Rome
  9. 15 February Statistics General government gross debt Rome