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Financial and monetary stability

Disruptions to the financial and monetary system can stunt economic growth, reduce employment and strain government budgets. The Bundesbank observes the financial and monetary system, analyses systemic risks and plays an active role in national, European and global committees and institutions in order to identify threats in a timely manner and avert financial crises through risk-based measures and regulation.

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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.

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Financial Stability Review 2015

Financial Stability Review 2015

On 25 November 2015, Claudia Buch and Andreas Dombret presented the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Financial Stability Review. Here you can find all information and documents of the press conference.

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G-FSC Annual Report 2015

In June 2015, the German Financial Stability Committee (G-FSC) published its second report to the German Bundestag on the status of and trends in financial stability in Germany.

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Macroprudential surveillance by the G-FSC

The entry into force of the German Financial Stability Act (Finanzstabilitätsgesetz) at the beginning of 2013 gave macroprudential surveillance in Germany a legal basis. The macroprudential forum in Germany is the German Financial Stability Committee (Ausschuss für Finanzstabilität or AFS).

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International cooperation

The Bundesbank brings its expertise to numerous European and international bodies and organisations in which issues concerning financial stability and the financial and monetary system are analysed and policy measures are coordinated.

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Speeches

Speaking at various occasions, members of the Bundesbank’s Executive Board, including Deputy President Claudia M Buch, regularly comment on issues relating to the financial and monetary system.

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Discussion papers

Click here for academically oriented studies prepared by the Research Centre, including work on financial stability, most of which is written in English.

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Conferences

Click here for an overview of all Deutsche Bundesbank conferences on financial and monetary system stability.

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Additional information

Publications  

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Financial Stability Reviews, Articles from the Monthly Report or Discussion Papers. Click here to find different publications concerning topics of the financial and monetary system.

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Conferences