In an interview for DW, the head of Germany's central bank, Jens Weidmann, sheds some light on a number of financial issues. Among other things, he looks at the impact of low interest rates on ordinary savers.
A German media report has said Italy and France would be against appointing German central bank chief Jens Weidmann head of the ECB in 2019, when Mario Draghi's turn expires. Much ado about nothing?
The US president has nominated Jerome Powell as the new chair of the central bank. While Trump wants low rates to boost growth and the stock markets, he knows that what Wall Street values most is safe hands.
The European Central Bank has announced a cut in its bond-buying economic stimulus program, taking its biggest step yet towards unwinding years of loose monetary policy introduced in the wake of the financial crisis.
The EU's central bank has decided to curb its monthly bond purchases by half. But DW's Henrik Böhme deplores that an end to what he believes is a risky zero-interest policy is not yet in sight.
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