Jens Weidmann

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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(...)

German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: ‘The question is whether new measures are necessary based on our inflation outlook.’

The head of Germany’s central bank has announced his opposition to launching a monetary or fiscal policy stimulus package in response to the recent sl(...)

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(...)

Mark Carney: he has run the Bank of England since 2013, and is scheduled to leave at the end of January.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European governments are actively discussing nominating Bank of England governor Mark Carney as the next head of the International Monetary Fund, acco(...)

 Christine Lagarde’s  lack of economic training and financial markets experience have raised questions as she heads to Frankfurt.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/Getty

The “Lagarde effect” on the markets was quick and dramatic. Longer-term interest rates – for which the benchmark is borrowing costs on government bond(...)

Investors are betting that Christine Lagarde’s nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank will extend an era of ultra-loose monetary policy in the euro zone.

Irish long-term interest rates have hit a record low as the global bond market enjoyed a powerful rally on Wednesday. Investors are betting that Chris(...)

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