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  1. August 22, 2014

    Draghi softens tone on austerity

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

  2. August 13, 2014

    ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

    Spring was meant to be the season when the climate of the eurozone’s recovery became sunnier. Instead, as the days...

  1. July 23, 2014

    Bundesbank chief urges UK to stay in EU

    The head of Germany’s central bank has invoked the ghost of Winston Churchill to urge Britain to stay in the EU, before a...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Bundesbank shifts stance and backs unions’ push for big pay rises

    The Bundesbank has backed the push by Germany’s trade unions for inflation-busting wage settlements, in a remarkable shift...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    Camp Buba

    Just 10 days after Camp Alphaville? Hmmm. We await a hat-tip from the Bundesbank. From the WSJ: Bundesbank President Jens...

  4. July 4, 2014

    Matteo Renzi hits back at Bundesbank chief

    A simmering battle between Italy and Germany over Rome’s push to ease EU’s budget rules burst into public on Friday when the...

  5. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  6. May 30, 2014

    ECB to tackle deflation threat with rate cut

    The European Central Bank is next week poised to cut interest rates and boost lending to credit-starved smaller businesses...

  7. May 15, 2014

    Eurozone fears spook equity markets

    Investors continued to retreat from stocks in Asia on Friday morning after poor eurozone data increased pressure on the...

  8. April 3, 2014

    ECB seen as unlikely to act despite deflation fears

    Despite increasing warnings that the eurozone risks falling into deflation and the more dovish tone adopted recently by some...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. March 28, 2014

    Portugal bond yield falls below 4% for first time in four years

    Portugal’s benchmark borrowing costs have slipped below the 4 per cent mark as investors rush to snap up some of the last...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. July 29, 2013

    ECB pressed to open up as officials back call to publish minutes

    Two senior officials at the European Central Bank have jointly called for the publication of secret minutes from the bank’s...

  23. 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...

  24. July 15, 2013

    ‘Loose lips’ report speaks volumes about confusion among central bankers

    Just as Mario Draghi was outlining the European Central Bank’s first experiment with so-called “forward guidance” on US...

  25. June 12, 2013

    ECB warns against opening debate on its mandate

    The European Central Bank has hit back at suggestions that its mandate should be up for discussion, after Germany's...

  26. June 11, 2013

    Drama grips court and gnaws at psyche

    Few things gnaw at the German psyche more than uncertainty. As the country’s constitutional court on Tuesday heard evidence...

  27. June 11, 2013

    Q&A: Germany’s constitutional court and the ECB bond-buying plan

    Germany’s constitutional court is due to hear two days of testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday as it weighs the legality of...

  28. June 11, 2013

    Bundesbank in court clash with ECB over bond-buying plan

    Germany’s monetary policy heavyweights clashed on Tuesday in a courtroom battle over the European Central Bank’s...

  29. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2013

    VFM central banking

    Gaspard Koenig has been sounding off, entertainingly, at the Centre for Policy Studies on the costs associated with the...

  30. May 24, 2013

    Loose money in all that spare change

    ‘There is a wish among the German population to keep hold of the small coins. can personally only join that opinion.’ Jens...

  31. Money Supply

    May 21, 2013

    You can take my Pfennigs, but the cent stays

    Small change Search the pockets, wallets, purses, car cigarette ashtrays and homes of anyone in (almost) any eurozone...

  32. May 5, 2013

    Banks call on BoE to oppose financial transaction tax

    Britain’s banks have called on Sir Mervyn King to speak out against Europe’s planned financial transaction tax, complaining...

  33. April 25, 2013

    Bundesbank takes aim at Mario Draghi’s ECB rescue plan

    Germany’s Bundesbank has criticised the bond-buying programme designed by the European Central Bank to save the euro,...

  34. April 24, 2013

    Paris hires Pisani-Ferry in move to bolster economic advice

    France’s socialist government has brought in the director of one of Europe’s most influential think-tanks to advise it on...

  35. April 18, 2013

    Euro recovers against dollar

    The euro recovered to edge higher against other major currencies after heavy falls on Wednesday on concerns that the...

  36. March 13, 2013

    Eurozone industrial output declines

    The eurozone economy is bracing for a further contraction in the first quarter of 2013 as traditionally stronger economies...

  37. March 12, 2013

    Bundesbank doubles risk provisions

    Germany’s Bundesbank nearly doubled its already large risk provisions for 2012, saying Europe’s sovereign debt crisis was...

  38. March 12, 2013

    Bundesbank warns Paris on deficit target

    François Hollande has declared that France will significantly overshoot its budget deficit commitment this year, earning a...

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