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Tackling sovereign debt crises more effectively

The financial and sovereign debt crisis has shown that the European monetary union is not crisis-proof. In the current edition of its Monthly Report, the Bundesbank presents a number of different approaches describing how sovereign debt crises can be dealt with more effectively in future and also avoided from the outset.


Andreas Dombret at the panel discussion on Brexit

Dombret: no new post-Brexit banking crisis

According to Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret, the UK vote to leave the EU is not likely to cause any major turbulence in the financial sector. "I do not see Brexit triggering a new banking crisis," he said.


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New €50 note appearing in spring 2017

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.


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German savings banks rarely pay out profits

A large majority of savings banks in Germany are not paying out any profits to the municipalities that own them. And that's despite the fact that many of them hold far more capital than they need to under the regulatory framework. A Bundesbank research paper has now looked into the behaviour of a total of 423 savings banks.


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Weidmann: Keep spell of uncertainty as short as possible

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann expects Brexit to place a strain on Germany's economy. It is in the interests of both parties, he says, for the EU and the United Kingdom to quickly enter into level-headed negotiations on their future relationship.


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IMF forecasts moderate growth in Germany

The International Monetary Fund expects moderate economic growth to continue in Germany. At the same time, IMF economists urge Germany to accelerate reforms.


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"Maastricht rules need strengthening"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has cautioned against using the Brexit vote as a reason to soften the fiscal rules in the euro area. In an interview with German weekly magazine Focus, Mr Weidmann stressed the importance of member states abiding by shared agreements and joint promises.


Jens Weidmann at the third Cash symposium

Weidmann: no further loosening of monetary policy

From the point of view of Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, there is no need to loosen the accommodative monetary policy any further. In remarks delivered at the third cash symposium of the Deutsche Bundesbank, he noted that, instead, the forces of growth in the euro area needed to be strengthened and that the measures already introduced should be given time to unleash their impact.


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BIS calls for economic policy rebalancing

The Bank for International Settlements writes in its Annual Report that there is an urgent need to shift the global economy to a more robust, balanced and sustainable expansion. Prudential, fiscal and structural policies must come to the fore, the BIS says.


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International Central Banking Courses 2016

The Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation will be offering more than 40 international central banking courses in 2016. Please use the online application to apply. An overview of the courses you can find here.