Forecast: German economy remains on solid growth path
Despite the setback in the third quarter of 2018, the German economy should continue to see solid growth for the time being, in the Bundesbank’s estimation. The Bank’s recently published autumn forecast primarily attributes the slight decline in economic output in the previous quarter to temporary difficulties in the automotive industry and believes it will be overcome rapidly.
A costly Brexit? De-liberalisation of trade in services and its potential cost
In many areas, the ramifications of Brexit are not yet clear. It is likely, however, that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union will lead to a de-liberalisation of trade in services. A new study examines what this change could mean for individual EU Member States.
Weidmann: Productive exchange between Bundesbank and House of Finance
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has given a speech emphasising the good cooperation between the Bundesbank and Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance. In his speech, held on the occasion of the House of Finance’s 10-year anniversary, Mr Weidmann said that the exchange between the two institutions had borne fruit on many levels.
Tighter bank capital requirements do not reduce lending long term
Many countries imposed tighter bank capital requirements following the 2008-09 financial crisis in order to repair the structural flaws in the banking system exposed during the crisis and thereby safeguard financial stability. A new study for the United States explores the macroeconomic effects of a tightening of bank capital requirements.