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Tackling sovereign debt crises more effectively

The financial and sovereign debt crisis has shown that the European monetary union is not crisis-proof. In the current edition of its Monthly Report, the Bundesbank presents a number of different approaches describing how sovereign debt crises can be dealt with more effectively in future and also avoided from the outset.

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Weidmann: Keep spell of uncertainty as short as possible

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann expects Brexit to place a strain on Germany's economy. It is in the interests of both parties, he says, for the EU and the United Kingdom to quickly enter into level-headed negotiations on their future relationship.

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"Don't make taxpayers foot the bill for banks"

Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret warns that the bail-in rules exposing creditors to bank losses are there to be complied with. "If we abandon these rules, we will be taking an axe to the banking union," he said in an interview with the German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche.

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New capital requirements for banks

In future, it should be possible to resolve banks in an orderly fashion without endangering financial stability and leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill. With the implementation of TLAC and MREL, new standards were defined at both the global and the European level to ensure the resolvability of institutions in the event of a crisis. In its latest Monthly Report, the Bundesbank describes how both concepts work and how they differ from one another.

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New €50 note appearing in spring 2017

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.

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Forced migrants on the labour market in post-war Germany

New Edition of the Research Brief, newsletter issued by the Research Centre: A study examines how the integration of displaced persons into the west german labour market took place after the Second World War.

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Dombret: no new post-Brexit banking crisis

According to Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret, the UK vote to leave the EU is not likely to cause any major turbulence in the financial sector. "I do not see Brexit triggering a new banking crisis," he said.

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BIS calls for economic policy rebalancing

The Bank for International Settlements writes in its Annual Report that there is an urgent need to shift the global economy to a more robust, balanced and sustainable expansion. Prudential, fiscal and structural policies must come to the fore, the BIS says.

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International Central Banking Courses 2016

The Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation will be offering more than 40 international central banking courses in 2016. Please use the online application to apply. An overview of the courses you can find here.

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