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Weidmann: Globalisation isn't a zero-sum game

Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann today kicked off Germany's G20 presidency in Berlin. In their remarks, each underlined the importance of open markets for the global economy.


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Capital add-ons for systemically important financial institutions in Germany

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).


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Deutsche Börse and Bundesbank test blockchain technology

Deutsche Börse and the Bundesbank are jointly exploring ways to employ blockchain technology in securities settlement. They unveiled a new prototype in Frankfurt am Main.


Jens Weidmann giving an interview

Barriers are the wrong way to go

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann takes the view that a market economy, competition and international trade have created prosperity in the past few years. National isolationist policies, by contrast, hit hardest those who feel they have the most to gain from them, he says in an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper.


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German economy in third quarter: strong consumption, weak exports

The German economy lost some of its momentum in the third quarter of 2016. According to the Bundesbank’s Monthly Report, the domestic economy drove growth but was unable to make up for the fall in exports. The Bundesbank’s economists are nevertheless optimistic about the final quarter of 2016.


Financial Stability Review 2016

Low interest rates and muted growth encouraging build-up of risks

In its recently unveiled Financial Stability Review 2016, the Bundesbank states that it sees potential risks to the stability of the German financial system in the persistently low interest rates and muted global economic growth.


Jens Weidmann im Foyer der Bundesbank-Zentrale

Unconventional monetary policy leads to harmful side effects

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann believes that particular caution should be exercised when applying unconventional monetary policy measures. Speaking at the European Banking Congress in Frankfurt am Main, he noted that they "come with a different risk-reward calculus than standard instruments as they have more harmful side effects."


Andreas Dombret

Dombret outlines demands ahead of Basel negotiations

Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret has outlined demands ahead of the forthcoming negotiations on new rules for the regulation of banks. He has said that he will advocate, among other things, that banks should keep the internal models they use to calculate their risks.


Carl-Ludwig Thiele

Thiele: Taking a positive view on blockchain technology

Bundesbank Executive Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele has outlined the advantages and drawbacks of blockchain technology in a speech, stating that the basic version of this technology must be adapted to financial transaction conditions if it is to be used in the financial sector.


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International Central Banking Courses 2016

The Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation will be offering more than 40 international central banking courses in 2016. Please use the online application to apply. An overview of the courses you can find here.


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German G20 Presidency  

Coin series: "Climate zones of the Earth"  

5 euro collector coin series: 'Tropical climate zone'

The 5 euro collector coin with a red polymer ring, "Tropical climate zone", will be issued in April 2017. This coin is the first in a five-part series.


Interest rates  

from 16.03.2016
Deposit facility
Main refinancing
Marginal lending

-0,40 %
 0,00 %
 0,25 %
Basic rate of interest-0,88 %

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