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"Problematic proximity to fiscal policy"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann warns against asking too much of monetary policy, saying in an interview with various European newspapers that the European Central Bank can't solve every problem.


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Is monetary policy increasing inequality?

Critics claim that the Eurosystem's current monetary policy stance is increasing the inequality of wealth distribution. An analysis in the Bundesbank's latest Monthly Report shows that they shouldn't jump to conclusions.


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Improved performance of German banks in 2015

German banks continued to improve their performance in 2015. However, an analysis in the Bundesbank's September Monthly Report also reveals that the sustained pressure on margins is increasingly squeezing the profit potential from interest business.


Claudia M. Buch

Claudia Buch appointed Chair of Irving Fisher Committee

Claudia Buch, Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, has been appointed as Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC). The appointment was approved by the All Governors Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).


Jens Weidmann during a speech

Weidmann: rein in government debt effectively

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has come out in favour of tightening fiscal policy rules. He noted that three-quarters of all euro-area countries were still set to remain far removed from a sound fiscal position in 2018, emphasising that "that is not what fiscal consolidation looks like".


Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Dombret: regulators need to give small banks a break

In a speech, Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret has warned against overregulating small banks. He suggested giving thought to the idea of slimming down their reporting requirements to a minimum package of data.


Hans Tietmeyer giving an interview

Honouring Hans Tietmeyer at 85

The Bundesbank recalls the achievements of its former President Hans Tietmeyer, who has just turned 85. In a conversation with publisher David Marsh, Hans Tietmeyer reviews past monetary policy decisions.


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Bundesbank sends representative to South Africa

The Deutsche Bundesbank posted its first-ever representative to South Africa at the country's German Embassy on 1 August 2016 with a view to deepening the bank's cooperation with the G20 emerging market economy.


Jens Weidmann giving an interview

"We have come to a crossroads"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on European governments to make a decision: relinquish sovereign rights or step up individual national responsibility. "Sooner or later, a pivotal decision has to be taken if we want to safeguard the monetary union as a union of stability," Mr Weidmann said in an interview.


50 euro banknote, Europa series

New €50 note appearing in spring 2017

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.


Cover der Publikation International Central Banking Courses 2016

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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Europe Cultural Days 2016  

Europe Cultural Days 2016

This year the Deutsche Bundesbank and the ECB will together present Germany’s multifaceted culture.


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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