Jens Weidmann

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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(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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 un(...)

Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos addresses a recent news conference. He is opposing Ireland’s Philip Lane for the job of ECB vice-presdient

The nomination of Governor Philip Lane to contest the post as vice-president of the European Central Bank was a welcome one. Perhaps informed by the 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 (...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

What do you get a lady for her 60th birthday when she already owns 3,381 tons of gold? Such are the first-world problems today when Germans mark the f(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of the German central bank, the Bundesbank.

For years, Jens Weidmann was the unabashed hawk at the heart of the European Central Bank, the voice of German opposition to the unconventional moneta(...)

Jens Weidmann became the youngest ever Bundesbank president in 2011. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Vast windows line one wall of Jens Weidmann’s bright Bundesbank office, overlooking Frankfurt’s spectacular high-rise skyline as it gleams in the earl(...)

Jens Weidmann: The return of inflation to Germany may allow the Bundesbank president to push for a reduction in the ESB’s bond-buying programme. Photograph: Susann Prautsch/AFP/Getty Images

German inflation probably picked up in February, surpassing the European Central Bank’s target of a rate just under 2 per cent for the first time in m(...)

A contactless payment by credit card on a Verifone Systems Inc payment device in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When even a church starts accepting mobile payments in lieu of its weekly collection basket, you’ve got to think that the writing must be on the wall (...)

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