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Contactless payment becomes the norm

15.01.2020

In Germany, 32% of the holders of contactless debit cards such as girocard are now taking advantage of the opportunity to pay “on the go”. This is the outcome of a survey commis-sioned by the Bundesbank. “Contactless payment has thus become a fixture of daily life,” according to Bundesbank Executive Board member Burkhard Balz.

Contactless payment becomes the norm
German economy expands for tenth consecutive year

16.01.2020

Initial figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) indicate that the German economy expanded for the tenth consecutive year in 2019. However, momentum has tailed off: GDP growth was only 0.6% on the year, following a year-on-year uptick of 1.5% in 2018.

German economy expands for tenth consecutive year
Customers on a shopping street
Households have financial assets worth €6.3 trillion

17.01.2020

The financial assets of households in Germany increased by €67 billion in the third quarter of 2019 and now amount to roughly €6.3 trillion. These financial assets consist, in particular, of low-risk assets like currency, deposits and claims on insurance corporations and pension funds.

Households have financial assets worth €6.3 trillion
Weidmann calls for a hard line on Libra

03.01.2020

“I’m not a fan of always calling on the government to intervene. In a market economy, firms should be the first to come up with the right products and services to satisfy customer needs,” said Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann in an interview with Handelsblatt on plans for a central bank digital currency.

Weidmann calls for a hard line on Libra
Buch at the New Year’s reception of the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Weidmann: “Climate policy is not the responsibility of central banks”
Buch: Capital markets union makes for a more stable financial system
Households expecting just a moderate rise in inflation
Annual Report 2018: The press conference
Information film about the Campus project
Start frame of the image film "Money Museum"
The Money Museum introduces itself
Euro reference rate of the ECB to the US dollar
Interest rates
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