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Weidmann: All of us should do more to combat climate change

26.01.2021

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann believes all institutions have a duty to ask themselves how they can contribute to combating climate change within the framework of their mandate. “I am convinced that we all can do more to mitigate climate change, without risking conflict with our very own tasks. And we should do more,” Mr Weidmann said in a speech delivered virtually in Frankfurt.

Weidmann: All of us should do more to combat climate change
Speech by Jens Weidmann
More counterfeit €10 and €20 banknotes in circulation

22.01.2021

The Bundesbank registered approximately 58,800 counterfeit euro banknotes in 2020 with a nominal value of €2.9 million, with mostly €10 and €20 banknotes being counterfeited.

More counterfeit €10 and €20 banknotes in circulation
Bargeld Schein Übergabe
Making payments in 2020, the year of COVID-19: card-based and contactless payments trending

14.01.2021

Many citizens have been increasingly using cards to make payments during the coronavirus pandemic. “According to a representative Bundesbank survey in 2020, the importance of cashless payment methods, especially cards, in everyday expenditures has been growing considerably,” said Bundesbank Executive Board member Burkhard Balz at the unveiling of the results.

Making payments in 2020, the year of COVID-19: card-based and contactless payments trending
Touchless payment in a shop
Labour productivity in the euro area growing at a much slower pace

21.01.2021

Growth in labour productivity in the euro area has slowed significantly over the past 20 years. This was not least due to structural factors, the Bundesbank explains in its current Monthly Report. In addition to enterprises’ diminishing ability to innovate and adapt, demographic change could also have a negative impact on labour productivity, according to the experts.

Labour productivity in the euro area growing at a much slower pace
Woodworking with saws
Kassenbons
Household inflation expectations rise in December
Jens Weidmann during an interview
“It would be counterproductive, economically speaking, to ease the restrictions too soon”
The current figure – €6.7 trillion financial assets
Rise in households’ financial assets
Bundesbank presents open-air exhibition
Bundesbank presents open-air exhibition in Hanover
Bargeld Schein Übergabe
More counterfeit €10 and €20 banknotes in circulation
Image of the video on the Household Inflation Expectation Survey
What are households expecting?
Claudia Buch
Statement by Vice President Claudia Buch on the Financial Stability Review 2020
Euro reference rate of the ECB to the US dollar
Interest rates
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