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  1. April 12, 2014

    ECB preparing to unleash unconventional monetary policy

    Mario Draghi has signalled that the European Central Bank is getting ready to unleash new unconventional monetary policy in...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Central bank policy contrast makes yield gap yawn

    German Bund yields have fallen to their lowest level against their benchmark US counterpart in nearly eight years, as...

  1. Gavyn Davies

    April 3, 2014

    ECB addresses the zero lower bound

    Although the European Central Bank took no concrete action on Thursday in the face of a decline in consumer price inflation...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Dovish, but no QE or negative rates

    A poll by Reuters found 18 of 22 money market traders thought the European Central Bank would not change policy at its...

  3. March 30, 2014

    Weidmann plays tactical game with moderation of tone on ECB policy

    The arch hawk of the European Central Bank has frequently found himself in a minority of one. But for Jens Weidmann, the...

  4. March 29, 2014

    Frankfurt becomes Europe’s first renminbi payment hub

    Frankfurt has pipped London to become Europe’s first payments hub for the renminbi, following the signing of an agreement by...

  5. The A-List

    March 27, 2014

    Reasons to favour eurozone quantitative easing

    The surprising statement by Jens Weidmann, head of the Bundesbank, that quantitative easing “is not out of the question” in...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks were on upward path after US consumer confidence hit a six-year high and tensions over Ukraine eased....

  7. March 26, 2014

    S&P 500 falters after nearing record high

    Wednesday 18:00 GMT. An early push by US stocks toward record highs ran out of steam by the close, in spite of mildly...

  8. March 25, 2014

    Bundesbank hawk signals backing for QE

    One of the biggest barriers to the European Central Bank buying government bonds to save the eurozone from deflation was...

  9. March 13, 2014

    Bundesbank president attacks Angela Merkel’s policies

    The head of Germany’s Bundesbank has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reform agenda, warning that changes to the labour...

  10. February 28, 2014

    Ich bin auch ein Investor

    Last week I stood on the roof of the famous Reichstag building in Berlin and looked to the east. The television tower at the...

  11. February 21, 2014

    Bitcoin – bonkers or brilliant?

    Not since the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium, when business plans that would have been laughed out a bank...

  12. February 17, 2014

    German house prices overheating, Bundesbank warns

    House prices in Germany’s biggest cities are overvalued as much as 25 per cent, the Bundesbank warned on Monday, adding to...

  13. February 7, 2014

    The euro after the Karlsruhe ruling

    Nearly two years after Mario Draghi announced he would do “whatever it takes” to save the euro, it is still unclear whether...

  14. The World

    February 7, 2014

    Courts and contradictions: Karlsruhe speaks out

    German Constitutional Court (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) We don’t like what the European Central Bank is doing – but if...

  15. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    Hot potato passed, bailout legality edition

    Reuters: KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s Constitutional Court said on Friday it had decided to refer a complaint...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Dear Airbnb, charging rent to someone is not the “sharing economy”. - Digital media goes highbrow. -...

  17. January 27, 2014

    Bundesbank proposes wealth tax for EU states facing bankruptcy

    Eurozone governments facing the threat of bankruptcy should impose a one-off wealth tax on their citizens before seeking...

  18. January 24, 2014

    Learn from Buba and demand delivery for true price of gold

    A year ago the Bundesbank announced that it intended to repatriate 700 tons of Germany’s gold from Paris and New York....

  19. January 7, 2014

    Bundesbank warns over ‘highly speculative’ Bitcoin

    The Bundesbank has become the latest big central bank to warn about the risks of Bitcoin, amid rising concerns from...

  20. December 16, 2013

    ECB can change its top but not its heart

    When the Austrian diplomat Klemens von Metternich was told that the French statesman Talleyrand had died, he reportedly...

  21. December 16, 2013

    Germany central bank chief urges faster eurozone economic integration

    The head of Germany’s central bank has pressed eurozone governments to accelerate economic integration ahead of this week’s...

  22. December 6, 2013

    Bundesbank lifts growth outlook for Germany

    Germany’s Bundesbank has upgraded its economic projections, saying on Friday that strong demand from consumers would leave...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    How and why the Fed props up rates

    The market vogue is to obsess about how the Fed is suppressing long-term rates. But for years now, FT Alphaville has been...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    Bundesbank: so about those current account issues...

    Courtesy of the Bundesbank (h/t Dario Perkins): In a nutshell, the paper concludes that current account adjustment is...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2013

    Your ECB: fewer hawks, more doves

    Two tables below the break, courtesy of Credit Suisse, detailing the ECB board’s easing predilections. Tabled story short,...

  26. November 14, 2013

    UniCredit apologises to Bundesbank over ‘trapped’ capital claim

    UniCredit has issued an apology to the Bundesbank, after the central bank’s governor objected to being blamed for making the...

  27. November 13, 2013

    Bundesbank head Jens Weidmann tries to calm Germans over low rates

    The head of Germany’s central bank has sought to calm domestic anger over the low interest rate environment across the...

  28. November 7, 2013

    ECB rate cut is only a first step

    For the second time in 15 months, Mario Draghi has shown his willingness to do “whatever it takes” to foster a recovery in...

  29. October 21, 2013

    German city apartments overvalued, warns Bundesbank

    The Bundesbank has warned that apartment prices in Germany’s biggest cities could be overvalued by as much as 20 per cent,...

  30. October 9, 2013

    Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann sticks to Germany’s red light rule

    There’s nothing quite like seeing your own name in the text of a central banker’s speech to make you break out into a slight...

  31. September 30, 2013

    Weidmann in sovereign debt warning

    Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank, has risked angering Europe’s crisis-hit governments by warning of the dangers...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2013

    India: Subbarao's last mile

    Wednesday is Duvvuri Subbarao’s last day as governor of the Reserve Bank of India before Raghuram Rajan, former economic...

  33. Money Supply

    August 19, 2013

    ECB forward guidance: all very Delphic

    Not the ECB (Getty) The Bundesbank has weighed in on what forward guidance means for the European Central Bank and if you...

  34. August 12, 2013

    German regulator to tell Deutsche Bank to improve controls

    Germany’s financial regulator is set to tell Deutsche Bank in the next few weeks to improve its internal controls as the...

  35. August 11, 2013

    Summers or Yellen? The best Obama can do is toss a coin

    Here is a small heresy. The brouhaha about Barack Obama’s choice for the next chair of the US Federal Reserve is in inverse...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    August 1, 2013

    Flood damaged money

    Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters A forensic scientist inspects euro banknotes which were damaged during the recent floods, at the...

  37. July 16, 2013

    Central banks risk sharing too much with the markets

    The Bundesbank in its heyday back in the 1980s took pleasure in wrong footing the markets with unexpected changes in...

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2013

    Forward guidance, the ECB way

    This is really good stuff from the FT’s Michael Steen, summing up the confusing welter of communications that has bubbled...

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