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Bundesbank's Weidmann rejects German stimulus call

``Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann Friday rejected calls for a German stimulus plan, saying only structural reforms and more competitiveness would kick-start eurozone economies... "It is an illusion to believe that monetary policy means can raise economies' growth potential permanently, or create lasting jobs," Mr. Weidmann said.''

Central Bankers Have Gone 'Mean Girls' On Each Other — Here's What They're Probably Saying

High school never ends. On Friday, Reuters reported that relations between ECB president Mario Draghi and German leaders, most notably Bundesbank head Jens Weidmann "is totally rotten, it's beyond repair." The feud over how to steerShow More Summary

Q&A With German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann

German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Blackstone and Hans Bentzien at the bank’s Frankfurt headquarters.

Flexibility and sloppy translations: Could the discussion on EU fiscal rules still endanger Juncker's election?

The Bundesbank attacks Renzi: "He tells us what to do". This is today's front page headline of Italian daily La Repubblica. According to Italian media, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann yesterday had a go at Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for telling everyone else in Europe what they have to do.Well, that's not quite what Weidmann said. Show More Summary

Bundesbank Chief Supports ECB’s Bold Measures

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann underscored his support for a bold array of measures that the ECB agreed to last month, signaling that they are very different in nature to bond-buying programs, which Mr. Weidmann publicly denounc...

Grand Central: ECB Unanimity May Prove Fleeting

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Friday, June 6, 2014. Brian Blackstone writes about Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann's embrace of the ECB conensus.

ECB: Buying bank assets could be used

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said it was not 'out of the question' for the European Central Bank to buy bank assets to fight deflation. ||| Frankfurt - Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said it was not 'out of the question' for...Show More Summary

Guest Post: Central Banks – Words and Deeds

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum of Acting-Man blog, Misconceptions About Central Bank Policies On occasion of an address to economists at a conference in France, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann reminded the audience that 'the ECB cannot solve the crisis', because it is due to structural reasons and therefore requires structural reform. Show More Summary

Deliberations begin as hearings draw to a close in Karlsruhe

The hearing at the German Constitutional Court into claims against the ECB's crisis policies is now over. Day one saw verbal jousting between the two men to the left (Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and ECB Executive Board Member Jörg Asmussen) which we covered on our live blog. Show More Summary

Loose money in all that spare change

The disappearance of small coins will be little noticed, writes Tim Harford ‘There is a wish among the German population to keep hold of the small coins. can personally only join that opinion.’ Jens Weidmann, Bundesbank president, quoted in the German newspaper Bild Why is a German central banker bothering to campaign for the retention [...]

Noted for April 21, 2013

Tim Duy: Accepting Failure - Tim Duy's Fed Watch: "It is starting to look like European policymakers have given up trying. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, via the Wall Street Journal: '"Overcoming the crisis and the crisis effects...Show More Summary

Fed Watch: Accepting Failure

Tim Duy: Accepting Failure, by Tim Duy: It is starting to look like European policymakers have given up trying. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, via the Wall Street Journal: "Overcoming the crisis and the crisis effects will remain a challenge over...

Euro Surging After New Comments From Jens Weidmann

Wow! Just Wednesday, German Bundesbank President and ECB Governing Council Member Jens Weidmann was saying that an ECB interest rate cut would be appropriate if new economic data warranted such action on the part of the central bank....Show More Summary

Euro Drops After ECB Comments

The euro has dropped a full penny against the dollar in the last hour or so on new comments from Bundesbank President and ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann. According to Weidmann, the ECB may cut interest rates if new economic data warrants such action. Show More Summary

Euro Spikes After Bundesbank's Weidmann Says It's Not Overvalued

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann just weighed in on the euro exchange rate during a speech in Germany, in which he said that the currency is not seriously overvalued. Following his comments, the euro jumped 50 pips against the U.S....Show More Summary

Currency Wars Often Lead to Trade Wars ... Which In Turn Can Devolve Into Hot Wars

Currency War ? Trade War ? Hot War? According to numerous high-level insiders, the global currency war is accelerating: Current Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard Philadelphia Federal...Show More Summary

Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Currency Devaluations Proved Ruinous For The Global Economy In The 1930s ... Here We Go Again!

According to numerous high-level insiders, we’re in a dangerous global currency war: Current Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard Outgoing Bank of England chief Mervyn King Russian Central...Show More Summary

Exporting Unemployment Through Currency Wars

By Elliott Orsillo: "Until now the international monetary system got through the crisis without competitive devaluations, and I hope very much it stays that way." - Jens Weidmann, Bundesbank President The global financial crisis in 2008 was a game changer on many levels. Show More Summary

Thursday Watch

Evening Headlin es Bloomb er g: Weidmann Says Bailouts Could Weaken Even Strongest Euro Members. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Europe’s current framework for bailing out distressed nations will eventually weaken even the single currency’s strongest members unless it is changed. Show More Summary

Currency Wars in the Era of Unconventional Monetary Policies

Interpreting Monetary Policy’s Impact on Exchange Rates (and Economic Activity) Over a week ago, the Bundesbank President Jen Weidmann warned against the politicization of Japanese monetary policy, the BoJ was pressured for more expansionary policy. Show More Summary

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