Jens Weidmann

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  is facing the wrath of the German people.

In a week that revealed a jump in inflation in Europe’s largest economy, commentators are lining up to urge the European Central Bank president to end(...)

Hans Tietmeyer, the former president of the Bundesbank and one of the architects of the European single currency, has died aged 85. Photograph: Getty Images

Hans Tietmeyer, the former president of the Bundesbank and one of the architects of the European single currency, has died aged 85. Hailed as the “la(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s Bundesbank: he warned that “breaking the rules must have consequences at some point”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

EU governments have drawn a final line under months of squabbling over the excessive budget deficits of Spain and Portugal, after they agreed to give (...)

German factory orders unexpectedly failed to rise in May as uncertainty over the global outlook deterred demand for goods.

German factory orders unexpectedly failed to rise in May as uncertainty over the global outlook deterred demand for goods. Orders, adjusted for seaso(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi attends a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday. Photograph; Reuters

The European Central Bank said it plans to start buying corporate bonds in June as it unveiled more details of its purchase programme.The bank will st(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

ECB president Mario Draghi is likely to drive home the case for ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday, hitting back at a barrage of criticism in Ger(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi:  won wide support for further policy action next month, according to minutes of the bank’s January policy meeting. Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank is on course for more aggressive monetary easing to boost flagging growth and weak inflation, amid fresh warnings about the (...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann, is one of  the loudest and most prominent critic of the ECB bond-buying programme.

Germany’s highest court this morning is hearing arguments this morning that the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme was a flagrant breach of(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a battering over investor concern about capital and funding levels.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a batt(...)

Sightseers stand on an observation platform as skyscrapers sit illuminated on the city skyline at night in Frankfurt, Germany. The spike in domestic demand has so far helped Germany’s traditionally export-oriented economy cope with an emerging markets slowdown.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German industrial output plunged in December at the steepest rate in 16 months and exports unexpectedly dropped, in a sign that Europe’s largest econo(...)

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