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Financial and monetary stability

Disruptions to the financial and monetary system can stunt economic growth, reduce employment and strain government budgets. The Bundesbank observes the financial and monetary system, analyses systemic risks and plays an active role in national, European and global committees and institutions in order to identify threats in a timely manner and avert financial crises through risk-based measures and regulation.

Financial Stability Review 2017
Financial Stability Review 2017

On 29 November 2017, Claudia Buch and Andreas Dombret presented the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Financial Stability Review. Here you can find all information and documents of the press conference.

FSB publishes framework to evaluate the G20’s financial regulatory reforms
FSB Meeting in Basel

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a consultation paper for a framework to evaluate the financial regulatory reforms initiated in the wake of the financial crisis. Once the public consultation has closed on 11 May, the framework will be published in the run-up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg.

G7 countries endorse fundamental elements of cybersecurity
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G7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector endorsed by G7 finance ministers and central bank governors on the margins of IMF annual meeting in Washington, DC

Capital add-ons for systemically important financial institutions in Germany
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As from 1 January 2017, certain systemically important banks (SIBs) in Germany will need to hold more capital in order to enhance their resilience. The list of institutions concerned has been updated and published by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

G-FSC Annual Report 2015

In June 2015, the German Financial Stability Committee (G-FSC) published its second report to the German Bundestag on the status of and trends in financial stability in Germany.

Macroprudential surveillance by the G-FSC

The entry into force of the German Financial Stability Act (Finanzstabilitätsgesetz) at the beginning of 2013 gave macroprudential surveillance in Germany a legal basis. The macroprudential forum in Germany is the German Financial Stability Committee (Ausschuss für Finanzstabilität or AFS).

International cooperation

The Bundesbank brings its expertise to numerous European and international bodies and organisations in which issues concerning financial stability and the financial and monetary system are analysed and policy measures are coordinated.

Claudia Buch during a converstion

Speaking at various occasions, members of the Bundesbank’s Executive Board, including Deputy President Claudia M Buch, regularly comment on issues relating to the financial and monetary system.

Discussion papers

Click here for academically oriented studies prepared by the Research Centre, including work on financial stability, most of which is written in English.


Click here for an overview of all Deutsche Bundesbank conferences on financial and monetary system stability.

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