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German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: a perennial critic of the ECB’s long-standing quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Next year there will be a changing of the guard at the European Central Bank as Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann is being tipped to succeed current pres(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said public discussion of who will succeed Mario Draghi as ECB president had started “much too early”. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Jens Weidmann has signalled he is open to succeeding Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank chief’s strongest hint so (...)

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Germany’s economy grew at the weakest pace in more than a year at the start of 2018, part of a slowdown across the euro area that the European Central(...)

France’s finance minister has signalled Paris has yet to sign off on a German head of the European Central Bank, saying the nomination of a Spaniard f(...)

German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The European Central Bank could end its bond purchases this year if the economic upswing continues, taking another step on a long road to unwinding u(...)

The Central Bank’s pronouncement on the shambles is  that price growth is in line with economic fundamentals – this from the institution that predicted a soft landing  back in 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Imagine how Germans perceive Ireland’s quasi-relief this week that property price inflation cooled from 12.1 per cent to 11.6 per cent. Germans have (...)

Germany’s central bank raised growth projections on Friday, arguing that the economy will continue to enjoy an export-driven boom, even if its rate of(...)

Gold bars are presented at the German Central Bank in Frankfurt.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Carl-Ludwig Thiele was 11, his aunt gave him a 21-carat gold coin as a gift. “It was an incredible feeling to own it. I still have it now and can(...)

It’s not just Irish renters who are struggling to get on the property ladder. Nearly half of Europeans who do not own their own home have given up hope of ever doing so, a survey showed on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Nearly half of Europeans who do not own their own home have given up hope of ever doing so, a survey showed on Tuesday, with pessimism highest among B(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), arrives ahead of a Eurogroup meeting of European finance ministers in Luxembourg . Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years (...)

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