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Bundesbank VP, Claudia Buch: “Taking into account everything we know, our current assessment is that we will have to continue monitoring the real estate market very closely,

German Bundesbank vice president Claudia Buch said in Dublin on Thursday the greatest risks to her country’s financial system include banks holding ov(...)

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European Central Bank policy makers meeting in Frankfurt this week will discuss the prospect of launching their own digital currency, according to eur(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and vice-chancellor and finance minister Olaf Scholz attending a cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Almost 60 per cent of German banks are charging negative interest rates on the deposits of corporate clients, and more than 20 per cent are doing the (...)

A German flag flies in front of the Bundesbank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany . Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Germany’s Bundesbank says the economy might have contracted again in the third quarter, but a deep recession isn’t in the cards. While export-oriented(...)

 Chancellor Angela Merkel: facing an economic crisis.  Photograph: Omer Messinger/Getty Images

Germany had a black Christmas in 2008. Three months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, triggering the global financial crisis, the Bundesbank warn(...)

The broader US stock market was down marginally in afternoon trade. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US stocks recovered and curtailed a rally in government bonds on Wednesday as investors pushed back against deepening concerns over global growth, aft(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Ursula von der Leyen: was once considered a potential reserve chancellor. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was attending an away day for the Bundeswehr armed forces on Tuesday, 45 minutes south of Berlin, when he(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

At one level, the succession battle under way in Brussels is simply that: a bare-knuckle political fight for control of the key European institutions.(...)

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