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Jean-Claude Juncker: “Weidmann is a convinced European and an experienced central banker and therefore suitable” Photograph:  Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he “would not mind” a German becoming head of the European Central Bank, in a sign that the European Commission president(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf plunged to two-year lows after it issued a shock warning about its 2019 operating margins. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer

European shares ended a rally as a warning from Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf took the glow off consumer stocks, prompting an outbreak of caution (...)

Germany just barely avoided a recession in the final quarter of 2018

Europe’s largest economy stagnated in the fourth quarter as an inventory slump wiped out support from consumption and investment, and business sentime(...)

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

The euro zone has not yet been made crisis proof, so the European Central Bank is still at risk of having to function as a crisis-response unit, a ri(...)

Philip Lane will be in charge of monitoring the 19 national economies of the single currency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mario Draghi will likely end his eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB) helm in October without raising rates once. His last board(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

Axel Weber, chairman of Swiss bank UBS. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The Institute of International Finance’s (IIF) chairman, Axel Weber, has warned that a no-deal Brexit must be avoided, even it means stopping the cloc(...)

Joblessness decreased by a seasonally adjusted 14,000 in December to 2.26 million

German unemployment fell to a record low, extending its five-year decline, as companies signalled confidence in Europe’s largest economy. Joblessness(...)

A customer pays for a hot dog in Frankfurt at the start of  2002. The euro’s introduction is remembered as an unsentimental quid pro quo. Photograph: AP/Wolfram Steinberg

Germans are not known for public outbursts of emotion yet many get misty-eyed at the memory of the Deutschmark, which began its long goodbye 20 years (...)

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