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Weidmann: single deposit guarantee scheme premature

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has come out against the creation of a single deposit guarantee scheme in the euro area in the near future. He sees a risk that depositors will end up carrying the can for distressed banks in other European countries.


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Germany's international investment position expands further

Last year, Germany's international investment position expanded by around one-quarter to stand at €1,228 billion. This was driven by increased claims on non-residents which, inter alia, arose from changed market prices and exchange rates. Germany's external liabilities also rose, albeit to a lesser extent.


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Monthly Report: euro-area lending on the mend

Bank lending to non-financial corporations has put in a slight recovery over the past two years. The latest edition of the Bundesbank's Monthly Report sees the improved economy as a key contributing factor.


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Bundesbank expands lending options for securities

The Bundesbank makes its holdings in the public sector purchase programme (PSPP) available for securities lending. From 5 October, the Bundesbank will also be making use of Clearstream's strategic lending facility “ASLplus”. Using this facility, securities can be borrowed for a period of up to 35 days. Although, generally speaking, lending takes place at market rates, a minimum rate will be set by the Bundesbank.


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Bundesbank: strong pace of economic growth continues into summer

According to the Bundesbank, the German economy maintained its recent spell of fairly strong growth during the summer months. Writing in the September edition of the Monthly Report, the Bank's economists note that the pick-up in industrial activity is still taking some time to materialise, however.


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Exhibition celebrating German Unity Day now open

This year, Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of German reunification with a huge public celebration in Frankfurt. For the occasion, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann opened a joint exhibition about German monetary union on 28 September, at which the video series "FRANKFURTinsights – the 1,000 wonders of Frankfurt" is also being shown.


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Persistently low interest rates weighing on German credit institutions

Persistently low interest rates are putting small and medium-sized credit institutions to the test, as shown by a survey of around 1,500 institutions conducted by BaFin and the Bundesbank. The banks now need to work on the profitability of their business models, said Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret.


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Weidmann: Monetary policy should not be driven by the ups and downs of isolated indicators

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann currently sees no need for monetary policy action. In an interview with the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, he also came out in favour of taking advantages of the opportunities presented by the current wave of migration.


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Discussion paper: equity price increases amplify net wealth inequality

Economists from the University of Mannheim and the Bundesbank's Research Centre have found that rising equity prices cause greater net wealth inequality among euro-area house-holds. Property price increases, on the other hand, close the gap between rich and poor.


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Renminbi could rank alongside the US dollar and euro

Bundesbank Executive Board member Joachim Nagel believes that the Chinese currency has the potential to play in a league with other major currencies. "China is working on opening its financial market further, one step at a time," he said in an interview.


International Conference on Payments and Settlement 2015

First International Conference on Payments and Settlement

The Deutsche Bundesbank hosted its first International Conference on Payments and Settlement. Researchers, central bank analysts and practitioners from all over the world discussed the most recent studies with regard to payments and settlement.


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International Central Banking Courses 2015

The Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation will be offering a range of international central banking courses in 2015 as well. Please use the online application to apply. An overview of these courses you can find here.


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Video: The German gold reserves  

Bundesbank - Gold bars

The relocation of Germany's gold reserves is currently in full swing. In 2014, the Bundesbank transferred 120 tonnes of gold to Frankfurt am Main from storage locations abroad: 35 tonnes from Paris and 85 tonnes from New York.


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