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    How to stabilise the euro area

    We need more supportive fiscal policy alongside monetary policy for a faster return to price stability with fewer side effects, says President Mario Draghi in Greece. Acting too late leads to a longer period of accommodative policies.

2 October 2019 STATISTICS

€STR published for the first time

The euro short-term rate (€STR) has been published for the first time. The rate reflects the wholesale euro unsecured overnight borrowing costs of banks located in the euro area and it will be published at 08:00 CET on each TARGET2 business day.

8 October 2019 CONFERENCE

Monetary policy: bridging science and practice

Our conference on bridging the science and practice of monetary policy took place on 7 and 8 October. Video interviews with some of the participants are now available.

03/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Improving macroeconomic stabilisation in the euro area
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the Global Interdependence Center Central Banking Series conference
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02/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Key vulnerabilities for euro area financial stability
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the meeting of the Financial Stability Contact Group
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01/10/2019
Mario Draghi: Stabilisation policies in a monetary union
Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the Academy of Athens
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01/10/2019
Philip R. Lane: Globalisation and monetary policy
Speech by Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the University of California
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26/09/2019
Mario Draghi: Macroprudential policy in Europe
Welcome remarks by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB and Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, at the fourth annual conference of the ESRB
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09/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Market News
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Luke Heighton on 7 October, and published on 9 October 2019
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30/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Q&A with Reuters
Q&A with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Daniel Burns on 27 September 2019 at Reuters Newsmaker in New York
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30/09/2019
Mario Draghi: Interview with Financial Times
Interview with Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, conducted by Lionel Barber and Claire Jones on 25 June and 20 September, and published on 30 September 2019
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26/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Interview with Handelsblatt
Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Jan Mallien and Frank Wiebe on 24 September 2019
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19/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Q&A with Bloomberg
Q&A with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Stephanie Flanders on 16 September 2019 at Bloomberg in London
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07/10/2019
ECB Survey of Monetary Analysts (SMA) - questionnaire
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04/10/2019
Working paper no. 2321: Introducing dominant currency pricing in the ECB’s global macroeconomic model
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04/10/2019
Working paper no. 2320: Modelling yields at the lower bound through regime shifts
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30/09/2019
Working paper no. 2319: Financial integration in Europe through the lens of composite indicators
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30/09/2019
Occasional paper no. 234: Early French and German central bank charts and regulations
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27/09/2019
Letter from the ECB President to Mr Domènec Ruiz Devesa, MEP, on monetary policy
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27/09/2019
Letter from the ECB President to Mr Sven Giegold, MEP, on institutional matters
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27/09/2019
Letter from the ECB President to Mr Matt Carthy MEP, on institutional matters
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27/09/2019
Letter from the ECB President to Ms Eva Kaili, MEP, on stablecoin initiatives
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27/09/2019
Euro money market study 2018
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30/09/2019
Regulation (EU) 2019/XXX of the ECB of 27 September 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 1333/2014 concerning statistics on the money markets  (ECB/2019/29)
27/09/2019
Opinion on additional macroprudential tools for residential mortgages (CON/2019/34)
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23/09/2019
Opinion on the protection of the euro against counterfeiting and on the authentication of euro coins  (CON/2019/33)
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16/09/2019
Decision (EU) 2019/1558 of the ECB of 12 September 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1311 on a third series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (ECB/2019/28)
05/09/2019
Opinion on the rules to be followed by financial undertakings when defining remuneration policies (CON/2019/32)
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7 October 2019 EVENT

Children’s event: a day out at the ECB!

On 3 October young fans of Germany’s well-known children’s show “Die Sendung mit der Maus” had a great time discovering what makes euro banknotes secure and learning more about Europe and the ECB.

PODCAST

The ECB Podcast is here!

Innovation in payments, crypto-assets and blockchain are among the topics covered in the first episode. Our host, Michael Steen, is joined by special guests Dirk Bullmann, Maria Teresa Chimienti and ECB Executive Board member Beno?t C?uré. Listen, subscribe and let us know what you think.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.50 %
Effective from 18 September 2019

Inflation rates

Full inflation chart
Inflation dashboard

Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.0981
JPY Japanese yen 117.91
GBP Pound sterling 0.89850
CHF Swiss franc 1.0927
Last update: Wednesday, 09 October 2019 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

  • ECB Press Conference - 12 September 2019

    ECB Press Conference - 12 September 2019

  • ECB Interview with Cornelia Holthausen

    ECB Interview with Cornelia Holthausen

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

    ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

  • Christine Lagarde: 8th ECB CESEE - Keynote speech

    Christine Lagarde: 8th ECB CESEE - Keynote speech

  • Download the ECB Art App

    Download the ECB Art App

  • Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Beno?t C?uré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

    Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Beno?t C?uré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

  • Euro Banknotes – Our Money, Our Journey

    Euro Banknotes – Our Money, Our Journey

  • Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

    Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

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

    20 years of ESCB statistics: What's next?

  • How are Executive Board members chosen?

    How are Executive Board members chosen?

  • European Cultural Days - 22 August 2019

  • ECB Press Conference – 25 July 2019

  • Opening of the Croatian Art Exhibition

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

  • ECB Youth Dialogue with Beno?t C?uré, Milan

  • Model European Council - 28 & 29 March 2019

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

  • New €100 & €200 - Security features

  • Estonian Art Vernissage - 27 June 2018

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

  • 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

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