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Guest contributions by the members of the Executive Board

Here you find guest contributions by the members of the Executive Board to national and international newspapers.

Supervisors to focus on organised cybercrime

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 2015-08-31.
Dangers from the internet can lead to the technical breakdown of banks´ and savings banks’ payments transactions. "Some industry experts think that a lack of cybersecurity will even be one possible cause of a future financial crisis," writes Andreas Dombret, member of the Bundesbank’s Executive Board, in a guest commentary for the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Financial institutions and consumers should be aware of these risks.

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Personally liable partners more tightly bound to "their" bank

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret marking the 425th anniversary of Berenberg bank published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2015-09-01.

In a stable financial system, liability and control must be in balance, writes Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret in a guest article in the Börsen-Zeitung.

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Commentary on the institutional framework of monetary union

Guest contribution by Dr Jens Weidmann published in FOCUS on 14 August 2015
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on policy makers to make a clear policy decision between requiring greater individual national responsibility under the current Maastricht framework and taking the step towards political union. He warns of the negative effects of an overly tentative approach to deepening integration.

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Cornerstone for capital markets union

Guest contribution by Carl-Ludwig Thiele published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2015-06-23.
In an article in the German business daily Börsen-Zeitung, Bundesbank Executive Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele showcases the advantages of the new European securities settlement service, TARGET2-Securities (T2S). He admonishes German banks to acquire the proper technology so that they can survive amid European competition.

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"Global markets need global rules of conduct"

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Handelsblatt on 2015-06-17
Global markets need global rules of conduct.

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Europe needs more capital

Guest article by Bundesbank Deputy President Professor Claudia Buch in the Handelsblatt on 26 May 2015: More capital!
Claudia Buch underlines the benefits of a European capital markets union.

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The Way to Make Debt Safer

Guest article by Dr Jens Weidmann in the Wall Street Journal on 1 April 2015
We have to ensure that all market participants are responsible for their actions.

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Separating risks of banks and sovereigns

Guest article by Prof Dr Claudia Buch published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 27 March 2015
The banking union established a strong supervision in Europe. But to make the system more secure, further reforms are needed.

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In support of coco bonds

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2015-02-21
In a guest article in the German business daily Börsen-Zeitung, Bundesbank Executive Board Member Andreas Dombret wrote about the growing significance of "coco bonds". He surmised that that they could become more attractive to investors and banks in Germany, too, owing to banks’ growing need for capital, yet also noted that "we must remember that these are very complex capital instruments".

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Untangling the risks of banks and governments will take more than a banking union

Guest article by Prof Dr Claudia Buch in the SAFE Newsletter Q1 2015
The European banking union raises high expectations. Its uniform prudential standards are intended to improve bank stability and boost financial market integration, and it is expected to untangle the risks of banks and governments.

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Adding another layer of protection to the firewall

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2014-11-14.
An additional layer of protection has been added to the firewall designed to prevent another financial market crisis. On 31 October, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the final rules for the net stable funding ratio (NSFR).

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The European Single Supervisory Mechanism is up and running

Guest article by Dr Andreas Dombret in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published on 4 November 2014.
A new era of financial integration began on Tuesday, 4 November. The European Central Bank (ECB) has assumed direct responsibility for supervising the 120 most significant euro-area banks. In terms of total assets, that is more than 80% of the entire banking system.


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The economist and the lamp post - lessons from the crisis

Guest article by Dr Andreas Dombret in Emerging Markets published on 11 October 2014.
In the middle of the night, a policeman on his beat finds an economist walking around a lamp post, looking down at the ground. "What are you doing?" the policeman asks. "Looking for my wallet," says the economist.

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