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The Bundesbank's exhibits on German monetary union.

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.


Three persons during a meeting

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.


Dr Jens Weidmann

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.


Presentation of the results of the survey

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.


Images of unity: Bundesbank exhibiting iconic photograph by Barbara Klemm

Images of unity: Bundesbank exhibiting iconic photograph by Barbara Klemm

As part of celebrations in Frankfurt am Main marking the 25th anniversary of German reunification, numerous Frankfurt institutions and businesses are exhibiting works by Barbara Klemm. A historical photo by the artist from 1989 is displayed on the facade of the Bundesbank's Regional Office.


An employee in front of monitors in the trading room

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.


Cash payment with a 20-euro banknote at a market

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.


Jens Weidmann at the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Economic Summit 2013

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.


Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

BIS Board of Directors elects Jens Weidmann Chairman

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann will become the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS). His three-year term of office will begin on 1 November. He is succeeding Christian Noyer, who will retire as governor of the Banque de France at the end of October.


Logo of TARGET2-Securities

Italy introduces TARGET2-Securities for securities settlement

On 31 August 2015, the Italian central securities depository, Monte Titoli, together with the Italian banking community, successfully migrated to the new European securities settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S). This marked a further milestone on the road towards the creation of a European hub for securities settlement in Europe and also signified the completion of the first migration wave.


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