Bundesbank setting up global innovation centre in Frankfurt and Paris
The Bundesbank is about to become a hub for joint digital financial innovations developed by central banks from all over the world. Together, the French central bank and the Bundesbank will set up an innovation centre in Frankfurt am Main and Paris. Both banks are thus part of the Bank for International Settlements’ global “BIS Innovation Hub” network.
30 years and three currencies: anniversary of German monetary union
The Deutsche Mark, the symbol of German unity, became official legal tender in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) on 1 July 1990. Supplying the public with Deutsche Mark on time represented a huge logistical undertaking by Bundesbank staff.
BIS Annual Report: central banks a stabilising force in the crisis
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees central banks as playing a key role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. “Central banks reacted swiftly and forcefully, preventing firms and households from being further burdened by a financial collapse by stabilising the financial system and supporting credit flows,” said Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the BIS, at the report’s presentation.
Financial Stability Board: Too-big-to-fail reforms are working
Banks have become more resilient since the global financial crisis and have stronger loss-absorbing capacity. Also, there are better options for dealing with banks in distress. These are the findings made by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in a consultation report on the evaluation of too-big-to-fail (TBTF) reforms. The report also identifies gaps that still need to be addressed.