Weidmann: Trust is a central bank’s most valuable asset
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has underscored the importance of central banks’ independence to their success. “In order to defend their independence, central banks should interpret their mandates narrowly and seek the support of the broad public,” he said in a speech he delivered in Pretoria.
Study finds that cash payments are quick and cheap
Cash is quicker and cheaper at the point of sale than other means of payment, a recent study has found. It performed better than other payment types for transactions of up to €50 in particular. According to the study, three out of four payments are settled in cash.
Wuermeling: New risks will determine the Basel Agenda
According to Bundesbank Executive Board member Joachim Wuermeling new risks are emerging and will determine the Basel Agenda. “I am thinking of climate risks in banks’ balance sheets or risks stemming from crypto assets as well as new players like BigTechs expanding to banking business”, he said at an event in Washington D.C.