PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2020 Some 308,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2019, an increase of 22.7% when compared with the first half of 2019 and 17.6% more than in the second half of 2018. The likelihood of receiving a counterfeit is very small indeed as the number…
PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2020 Credit standards – i.e. banks’ internal guidelines or loan approval criteria – remained broadly unchanged for both loans to enterprises and loans to households for house purchase in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the January 2020 bank lending survey (BLS), in line with expectations expressed in the previous…
PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2020 The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC)…
Accounts of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) highlight a returning sense of positivity in the sector
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An in-depth look at how to invest in emerging markets, categorisation and analysis of sectors and advice to deliver steadier, more reliable growth over sustained periods of time.
SPEECH Amsterdam, 8 January 2020 It is my pleasure to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s SUERF/DNB conference. The title of this conference is very apt. Brexit will certainly require a new future to be forged between the United Kingdom and the EU. The United Kingdom’s departure has important implications for the EU financial…
INTERVIEW 8 January 2020 You have described yourself as neither a dove nor a hawk, but rather an owl. Why exactly this rather unusual type of bird? Owls are traditionally seen as birds of wisdom that can see well in the dark and have a wide range of vision. However, what I really wanted to…