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ECB closely monitoring financial markets following UK referendum

In the wake of the UK referendum on the country's membership of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the other central banks of the Eurosystem will closely monitor developments in financial markets. In a press release approved by the Governing Council, the ECB has stated that it is in close contact with other central banks and stands ready to provide additional liquidity, if needed, in euro and foreign currencies.


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.


Skyline Frankfurt am Main

Capital add-ons for systemically important financial institutions in Germany

During the financial crisis of 2008-12, many banks were propped up with public funds.To reduce the risk of renewed distress in future, systemically important financial institutions in Germany will be required to hold more capital as from 1 January 2017. In order to determine which institutions are affected, BaFin and the Bundesbank jointly developed a method whose basic features are now being published for the first time.


Annual report of the Bundesbank

June Monthly Report published

In its recent Monthly Report the Bundesbank outlines the prospects for the German economy until the year 2018. It also explores how quantitative easing is impacting on the aggregate euro-area economy and comments on the structure and dynamics of vertical integration in manufacturing as reflected in the financial statements of German enterprises.


Jens Weidmann during a speech

Maintaining awareness of the importance of price stability

Speaking at a symposium in Frankfurt, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told the audience that it was essential to repeatedly emphasise the importance of price stability in times of low inflation. Monetary policymakers would, he said, require the full backing of the public if rising inflation required them to once again tighten the monetary reins.


Audience at the third Cash symposium

Cash discussed at symposium

The €500 note is to be abolished, and ceilings on cash payments are being discussed - and yet coins and notes remain Germany's favourite medium of payment. These were some of the topics discussed by constitutional scholars and representatives of banks, the retail trade, consumer protection and the Bundesbank, among other parties, at the Bundesbank's third cash symposium.


Dr Jens Weidmann

A virtuous circle of sound policy

At the Bundesbank’s Spring Conference with the title “Monetary, financial and fiscal stability” Jens Weidmann stressed the need for a better understanding of the interplay of different policy areas to achieve and maintain macroeconomic stability.


Modern skyscrapers in Frankfurt

The crux of the matter with deposits

New Edition of the Research Brief, newsletter issued by the Deutsche Bundesbank's Research Centre: Persistently low interest rates are depressing German credit institutions' profitability – this is revealed in a survey undertaken by the Bundesbank and the BaFin. The banks will have to subject the sustainability of their business model to critical analysis.


Portrait photo of Andreas Dombret

Banking regulation: limit the burden on smaller banks

At an event in Berlin, Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret came out in favour of preserving the proportionality of regulatory reform, especially where this concerned smaller institutions. Dombret added, however, that, all too often, the proportionality debate was being used to wrap general criticism of regulation in politically correct packaging.


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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.