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756

ITALY

shows the state of the assets and liabilities of those three banks on December 31, 1897, in thousands of lire : —

Assets

Liabilities

1,000 Lire

1,000 Lire

Cash and reserve .

642, 094^

Capital

317,000

Bills ....

318,505 j

Notes in circulation

1,086,129

Anticipations

50,666 j

Accounts current, &c. .

326,682

Credits.

90,962 1

Titles and valuables

Deposits

1,663,656 i

deposited .

1,663,656

Various securities . Total .

805,631

Various

Total .

178,047

3,571,514

3,571,514

1 Gold, 896,960,935 lire; silver, 52,159,605 lire ; fractional silver, 12,200,486 lire.

In January, 1895, there were 950 co-operative credit societies and popular banks, 140 ordinary credit companies, and 8 agrarian credit companies. There were 10 credit foncier companies with assets 1,071,378,107 lire, and liabilities 1,063,418,487 lire in 1894.

The post-office savings-banks have been in operation since January 1, 1876. Private savings-banks are subject to certain statutory rules and to Government inspection. The following table shows the number of post-office savings-banks on December 31, 1897, with the numbers of their depositors and amount depo- sited at that date, and the deposits and repayments made during the year, with the like statistics for the ordinary and co-operative savings-banks in 1895 : —

Offices

Depositors

Total Deposits

Deposits during year

RepajTnents during year

Post-office savings-banks Ordinary

Co-operative ,, ,, and ordinary credit companies

4,889 402

793

3,013,004 1,588,424

374,294

Lire 536,634,812 1,843,720,018

266,053,032

Lire 291,636,668 482,263,872

331,632,383

Lire

252,369,057 445,045,600

311,334,607

Money, Weights, and Measures.

The money, weights, and measures of Italy are the same as those of France, the names only being altered to the Italian form.

The Lira of 100 Ccntesimi ; intrinsic value, 25 •22^.9. to 1^. sterling.

Diplomatic Representatives.

1, Of Italy in Great Britain.

Ambassador. — Baron F, di Renzis di Montanaro. Councillor. — Count Bottaro Costa. Secretary. — Count A. del Vaglio. Attaches. — Prince Ruspoli, Count V. Carrobio. Naval Attach4. — Captain A. Bianco. Archivist. — G. Manetti.

There are Consular representatives at London (C.G.), Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool (C.G.), &c.