Jens Weidmann

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Economist Joachim Nagel  will take charge of the euro zone’s biggest national central bank at a tense moment. Photograph:  Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s new government has picked Joachim Nagel, a career central banker with ties to the ruling Social Democratic party, as the next Bundesbank chi(...)

Chancellor-elect Olaf Scholz said he had delivered on his SPD’s key election promises: a €12 minimum wage, higher child allowance and an undertaking to keep pensions stable. Photograph: Filip Singer/Getty Images

When Germany’s future “traffic light” coalition members presented their programme for government, drafted in a month of remarkably leak-free negotiat(...)

 Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann, who is to stand down   at the end of the year, the Frankfurt-based authority said. Photograph:  John MacDougall/Getty Images

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has thrown an additional, intriguing wild card onto the negotiating table for Germany’s post-Merkel government: his(...)

German finance minister and SPD leader  Olaf Scholz.

German finance minister Olaf Scholz has dismissed calls for reform of German and EU fiscal rules, saying they provide enough flexibility to overcome c(...)

German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann. Photograph:  Michele Tantussi/AFP

The head of Germany’s central bank has called for the European Central Bank’s pandemic-related bond purchases to be “reduced step-by-step” and warned (...)

Susan  Collins (top left), provost, Univeristy of Michigan; Philip Lane (top right), member of the executive board of the European Central Bank; Tiff Macklem (bottom left), Governor of the Bank of Canada and Tharman Shanmugaratnam (bottom right), chairman of the monetary authority of Singapore, speaking during the virtual annual symposium featuring central bankers, finance ministers, academics, and financial market participants from around the world, in Jackson Hole, USA.

It was the head of Singapore’s monetary authority who best summed up the biggest fear gripping the virtual Jackson Hole conference this year. “We are(...)

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Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann challenged the landmark stimulus package agreed by European Union leaders this week, emphasising the importance of (...)

The plan will allow Bundestag MPs to get  the information they need on euro crisis bond-buying during their last sitting before the summer break. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann will begin quarterly briefings to Bundestag MPs to explain better European Central Bank monetary policy decisions t(...)

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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(...)

Is ECB president Mario Draghi going to go out with a bang? Photograph: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA

Mario Draghi wants to go out with a bang, by launching a fresh wave of monetary easing before he steps down as European Central Bank president in Oct(...)

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