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  1. 1 December 2023 €-coin declines further in November - 2023 €-coin went down to -0.79 in November, from -0.67 in October, reaching its lowest figure since September 2022. The further decline in the indicator reflected the weakness in industrial production and in international trade.
  2. 30 November 2023 ECB selects "European culture" and "Rivers and birds" as possible themes for future euro banknotes The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) selected "European culture" and "Rivers and birds" as the possible themes to choose from for future euro banknotes. The decision takes into account the results of surveys conducted in the summer of...
  3. 24 November 2023 Financial Stability Report, No. 2 - 2023 The global economy is slowing down and the strong geopolitical tensions and the deceleration in economic activity in China are weighing on the growth outlook. Inflation is declining in the advanced economies, but it remains above the targets of monetary...
  4. 23 November 2023 CEPR-ECB 2023 conference: Keynote speech by Governor Panetta Governor Fabio Panetta gives a keynote speech on 'The cost of not issuing a digital euro' at the conference on 'The Macroeconomic Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies' organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the...
  5. 23 November 2023 The Bank of Italy today publishes 'A service architecture for an enhanced Cyber Threat Intelligence capability The Bank of Italy today publishes 'A service architecture for an enhanced Cyber Threat Intelligence capability and its value for the cyber resilience of Financial Market Infrastructures', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment...
  6. 23 November 2023 Updated list at 31 December 2022 of the Italian financial conglomerates Based on the provisions of the Coordination Agreement entered into on 31 March 2006, the Bank of Italy, IVASS and Consob have updated the list of Italian financial conglomerates i.e. groups of companies under common control whose exclusive or predominant...

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Survey of Industrial and Service Firms - Year 2022

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October 2023 - October 2022

Euro area

GDP growth

Third quarter 2023 - second quarter 2023

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 1 December 2023


ECB interest rates

from 20 September 2023

Main refinancing operations


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, 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.


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.


  1. 5 December Sandbox Closing of the application window for the first cohort of the regulatory sandbox Rome
  2. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  3. 7 December Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  4. 11 December Publications Public Finance Statistics in the European Union Rome
  5. 11-12 December Conferences International research conference on Firm Financing, Organization and Dynamics: "Adapting to a riskier and more fragmented world" Bank of Italy "Sala Emeroteca" - via Nazionale 91, Rome
  6. 12 December Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  7. 12 December Publications Banks and Money: National Data Rome
  8. 12 December Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  9. 14 December Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt