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18 March 2019ECONOMIC BULLETIN

Asset purchases support economic recovery

The asset purchase programme is an effective tool to ease lending conditions for people and businesses in Europe. It has helped – together with other ECB policy measures – to bring inflation back on track towards price stability and encourage economic recovery in the euro area.

12 March 2019INTERVIEW

Live Twitter Q&A with Chief Economist

Chief Economist Peter Praet answered questions from Twitter users about topics including monetary policy and economic forecasting during a live session. He also commented on Mario Draghi’s tie colour and shared what he will miss the most after leaving the ECB this coming May.

18/03/2019
Peter Praet: Market power: a complex reality
Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the EIB/Compnet conference, Kirchberg, Luxembourg, 18 March 2019
18/03/2019
Luis de Guindos: The euro area economy and our monetary policy stance
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD), Madrid, 18 March 2019
13/03/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Generation €uro – What Europe can do for you
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the ECB Youth Dialogue Event, Bocconi University, 13 March 2019
12/03/2019
Sabine Lautenschläger: The evolution of banking regulation
Panel remarks by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Financial Stability Institute 20th anniversary conference, Basel, 12 March 2019
07/03/2019
Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos: PRESS CONFERENCE
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 7 March 2019

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12/03/2019
Peter Praet: Q&A on Twitter
Interview on Twitter with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted and published on 12 March 2019
11/03/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Corriere della Sera
Interview of Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Danilo Taino on 7 March 2019 and published on 11 March 2019
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19/02/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Le Monde
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Marie Charrel on 13 February 2019
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18/02/2019
Peter Praet: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Detlef Fechtner and Mark Schrörs on 11 February 2019 and published on 18 February 2019
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07/02/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Barron’s
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Pierre Briançon on 5 February 2019 and published on 7 February 2019

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12/03/2019
Opinion on a Council recommendation on the appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the ECB (CON/2019/11)
28/02/2019
Opinion on the establishment of a macroprudential board (CON/2019/10)
Spain, 
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27/02/2019
Opinion on a draft law for the protection of primary residences (CON/2019/09)
Greece, 
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18/02/2019
Opinion on court orders for possession of principal private residences (CON/2019/08)
Ireland, 
15/02/2019
Opinion on the licensing and supervision of providers of microcredit (CON/2019/07)
Greece, 
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14 March 2019PRESS RELEASE

ECB to publish first euro short-term rate on 2 October

The ECB is ready to further support the private sector in the transition from EONIA to the euro short-term rate (€STR) and will calculate a one-off spread between the two using a formula recommended by the industry-led working group on euro risk-free rates, based on public data.

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Civil war declaration

On April 14th and 15th, 2012 Federal Republic of Germany "_urkenstaats"s parliament, Deutscher Bundestag, received a antifiscal written civil war declaration by Federal Republic of Germany "Rechtsstaat"s electronic resistance for human rights even though the "Widerstandsfall" according to article 20 paragraph 4 of the constitution, the "Grundgesetz", had been already declared in the years 2001-03.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.40 %
Effective from 16 March 2016

Inflation rates

Full inflation chart
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Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.1349
JPY Japanese yen 126.54
GBP Pound sterling 0.85660
CHF Swiss franc 1.1360
Last update: Monday, 18 March 2019 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

  • Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

  • Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

  • 20 years of ESCB statistics: What's next?

  • 20th anniversary – Staff testimonials / First Day at the ECB

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2018

  • How are Executive Board members chosen?

  • Interview with Vítor Constâncio. ECB Vice-President (2011 – 2018)

  • Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • Vítor Constâncio interview on the Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • How does the euro help Europeans do business?

  • What is ethical hacking?

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2018

  • Communications challenges for policy effectiveness, accountability and reputation

  • Meeting the #EuroVideoChallenge finalists at the award ceremony

  • What is TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS)?

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Dublin, Ireland

  • Highlights ECB Forum on Central Banking 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Lisbon 2017

  • Interview Vítor Constâncio on Financial Stability Review

  • EU Open Days - May 2017

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2017

  • The new €50 banknote is now in circulation

  • How quantitative easing works

  • 15 years of the euro

  • Inside the Asset Purchase Programme

  • ECB and the Eurosystem explained in 3 min.

  • ECB Press Conference - 25 October 2018

  • European Cultural Days - 25 September 2018

  • Visit of German Federal President Steinmeier to the ECB - 26 Sep 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 13 September 2018

  • New €100 & €200 - Security features

  • Estonian Art Vernissage - 27 June 2018

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - 18/20 June 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 14 June 2018

  • EU Open Day - 5 May 2018

  • Joint Conference of the European Central Bank and the European Commission - 3 May 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 April 2018

  • Generation €uro Students’ Award - 10 -11 April 2018

  • Luminale: Cross Hatch - 18 March 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 March 2018

  • Central Bank Communications Conference - 14-15 November 2017

  • 2017 #EuroVideoChallenge Award Ceremony in Lyon - 9 November 2017

  • European Cultural Days - 26 October 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 October 2017

  • Inauguration ECB Visitor Centre – 4 October 2017

  • Sendung mit der Maus - 3 October 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue, Dublin - 22 September 2017

  • Opening of the Cyprus Contemporary Art Exhibition - 20 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 7 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 20 July 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - 26 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - Sintra, Portugal, 26-28 June 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 June 2017, Tallinn

  • EU Open Day in Brussels - 6 May 2017

  • ECB Open Day for women in technical fields - 04 May 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 27 April 2017

  • The new €50 banknote - 4 April 2017

  • Generation Euro Students' Award - 4/5 April 2017

  • Europe's digital integrated market - 31 January 2017

  • 25 November 2016 UN Orange Day

  • 17 October 2016 Cultural Days Opening Concert

  • 3 October 2016 Türen Auf!

  • Unveiling of the new €50 banknote

  • Young Economists at ECB Forum on Central Banking

  • ECB Main Building

  • Luminale 2016 - ECB's illuminated buildings

  • The international role of the euro, June 2018 - cover image

    The international role of the euro, June 2018

  • Financial integration in Europe, May 2018 - cover image

    Financial integration in Europe, May 2018

  • Price and wage-setting in advanced economies - cover image

    Price and wage-setting in advanced economies

  • ESCB Legal Conference 2018 - cover image

    ESCB Legal Conference 2018

  • Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments - cover image

    Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments

  • Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull - cover image

    Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull

  • The monetary policy of the ECB - cover image

    The monetary policy of the ECB

  • The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field - cover image

    The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field