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High-frequency trading can amplify financial market volatility

Nowadays, a key part of trading on international stock markets is being performed by computer algorithms designed to minimise the time lag between orders and their execution. In the current issue of its Monthly Report, the Bundesbank studies what effects these increasingly rapid trading activities are having on the German capital market.


Claudia M. Buch

Buch: Make mortgage defaults less likely

In an interview with the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper, Bundesbank Vice-President Claudia Buch supports the introduction of instruments to prevent the housing market from overheating. Legislation to this end is currently being prepared. She explains that while there are no clear indications right now that banks are softening their lending standards, it is nonetheless important to be able to intervene in good time, should the need arise.


Jens Weidmann during a speech

Weidmann: Give policy decisions time

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has spoken out in favour of giving the monetary policy measures time to take effect. Speaking at the Bundesbank's inaugural Capital City Reception in Berlin, he said it was in any case unrealistic to expect the measures to have an immediate impact on inflation.


Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan

Italy's Minister of Finance: "Europe is part of the solution, not part of the problem"

Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan, believes that the current political and economic uncertainty is one of Europe's most pressing problems. Speaking at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, he explained that it was therefore essential to build up confidence in the long term.


Claudia M. Buch during a conversation

Buch: Oversized financial sector can dampen economic growth

In an interview with the Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps, Bundesbank Vice-President Claudia Buch warns of the negative repercussions that overcapacity in the European banking sector could have for economic growth.


Skyline Frankfurt am Main

Why world trade collapsed during the financial and economic crisis

New edition of the Research Brief, issued by the Deutsche Bundesbank's Research Centre: World trade suffered a marked decline during the financial and economic crisis, even more so than global economic output. A study investigates what factors can explain these changes since 2000.


Andreas Dombret during a conversation

Dombret: banks need to meet their challenges head on

European banks are currently facing major challenges. However, it is the industry's responsibility to step up to the plate and overcome these obstacles on their own, warned Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret in a speech given in London. He further remarked that it is not the job of central banks, banking supervisors or politicians to avert or resolve difficult situations in the banking sector.


Jens Weidmann and Klaas Knot at the Frankfurt Book Fair with students.

Weidmann and Knot in discussion with students

Students from various countries discussed Europe and European monetary union with Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, and Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.


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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.