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Coronavirus crisis pushes TARGET2 balance above €1 trillion

10.08.2020

The Bundesbank’s TARGET2 balance has been growing again significantly since March. It exceeded the €1 trillion mark in July. This renewed increase over the past few months can largely be put down to the expansion of the Eurosystem’s purchase programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus crisis pushes TARGET2 balance above €1 trillion
TARGET2-Securities operation center
Weidmann: EU has proven itself capable of taking action in these times of crisis 

27.07.2020

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has certified the EU's ability to act in the face of the Corona crisis. "Solidarity in Europe - including financial solidarity - is, I think, the right approach in this situation. Politics must determine the nature and scope of this solidarity", he said in an interview with the Funke media group on the recently adopted EU reconstruction package. Nevertheless, this must remain an exceptional measure, he said.

Weidmann: EU has proven itself capable of taking action in these times of crisis
Jens Weidmann during an interview
Significant rise in number of counterfeit banknotes

07.08.2020

In the first half of 2020, the Bundesbank recorded approximately 34,000 counterfeit euro banknotes with a nominal value of €1.6 million. Although this means that the number of counterfeits rose significantly on the year, their volume remained low overall.

Significant rise in number of counterfeit banknotes
100 euro banknotes
Enterprises showing far stronger demand for loans

11.08.2020

The second quarter of 2020 saw 56.25% of the German banks taking part in the Bank Lending Survey (BLS) report brisker demand for loans to enterprises. Never since the BLS was launched in 2003 have so many respondents reported an increase in demand for loans of this type.

Enterprises showing far stronger demand for loans
The current figure – Bank Lending Survey
Inside from book of photographs - The past becomes the future
New photo book on the Bundesbank’s architecture has been published
Claudia Buch during a conversation
“Entire sectors have taken an enormous hit from the crisis”
Andreas Dombret during a conversation
“Stable banks in challenging times” by Andreas Dombret
Press conference on the opening of “Campus Deutsche Bundesbank” exhibition at German Architecture Museum
Exhibition showcasing designs for Bundesbank campus now open
Drafts for the new Deutsche Bundesbank campus
Architectural competition for Project Campus
Sabine Mauderer
Mauderer: Central banks need to take greater account of climate change in their analyses
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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