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
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
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 [...]
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
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...
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann gave a speech yesterday in which he warned of "increased politicisation of exchange rates" and a potential "devaluation competition" between currency zones.
A few weeks ago we noted Bundesbank president and ECB governing council member Jens Weidmann's analogy between the Faustian bargain offered by a money-printing Mephistopheles in Goethe's classic prose and today's ubiquitous oh-so-tempting short-term solution to everyone's pain. Show More Summary
Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann is sabotaging the euro the most effective way be can: by encouraging creeping scepticism. And he may well succeed in undermining its chances. 24 Sep 2012 6:56 AM
Wall Street Breakfast Editors submit: Top Stories Bundesbank chief considered quitting. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann recently discussed with other senior officials at the bank the possibility of resigning, due to his opposition to Mario Draghi's plans for the ECB to resume the buying of eurozone government debt, Germany's Bild reports. Show More Summary
Mario Draghi and most European Central Bank members will not come to Jackson Hole. The exception is the Bundesbank’s president Jens Weidmann, who will come for one day.
In an interview with Bundesbank chief Jens Wiedmann, Der Spiegel starts off with a very tantalizing question: SPIEGEL: Mr. Weidmann, US President Barack Obama reportedly asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for your phone number. Has he already called you? Weidmann: I haven't received a call from President Obama. Show More Summary
By Colin Lokey: If there were lingering questions regarding Germany's stance on the ECB's plan to purchase Spanish and Italian debt, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann answered them Sunday in an interview with Spiegel. While it should...Show More Summary