The European Central Bank begins supervising the eurozone's banks in November 2014. Between now and then it's making sure they're all robust enough for the markets.
Even though a lot of the world is headed toward cashless payment, the central banks in the 19-nation eurozone keep minting small denomination coins by the ton. What's behind this old habit?
A little over a year until its 150th anniversary, Germany's biggest lender is facing trying times. Still struggling to emerge from the financial crisis, Deutsche Bank can't find a cure to its ills, says Henrik Böhme.
The ECB's purchase of government bonds was an attempt to save countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal from default. It was particularly controversial in Germany, where multiple lawsuits challenged its legality.
Over nearly 10 years, the world economy has been growing by a moderate but steady clip. In 2019 though, risks such as Brexit, trade wars and higher interest rates could spell the end to an unprecedented economic boom.
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