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The tasks of the Deutsche Bundesbank

The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. Eurosystem monetary policy is the Bundesbank's core business area. Other core business areas include the financial and monetary system, banking supervision, cashless payments and cash operations.

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New Bundesbank app for smartphones and tablets

The Deutsche Bundesbank has launched its own app for smartphones and tablets, which is available for download free of charge. This new app provides users with the latest information on Bundesbank publications, matters of interest and key dates, all in one convenient location. An interactive module on banknote recognition explains the security features of euro banknotes.

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Bundesbank posts €2.95 billion profit in 2014

The Deutsche Bundesbank posted a profit of €2.95 billion for the 2014 financial year, compared with €4.59 billion in 2013. Speaking at the financial statements press conference in Frankfurt am Main, Bundesbank­ President Jens Weidmann mainly attributed the year-on-year decline in net profit to the further drop in interest income.

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School service

The Deutsche Bundesbank features material on money and monetary policy that has been specially tailored to the needs of schoolchildren.

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What is the Bundesbank's mission?  

What is the Bundesbank's mission?

Monetary policy, financial stability, banking supervision, payment systems and cash management – here you find an overview of the main tasks of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Brochure, 8 pages

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