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.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney argues that transitioning to a low carbon economy presents more opportunities than risks. He used the Arthur Burns Memorial Lecture in Berlin to explain why green finance cannot conceivably remain a niche interest.
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 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).
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".
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.
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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