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    The perils of isolation

    Turning back the clock on international financial regulation would revive distrust, create financial fragmentation, and risk regulatory arbitrage and a race to the bottom, says Executive Board member Benoit Cœuré. International cooperation must be continued and strengthened.

25 April 2017PRESS RELEASE

ECB measures continue to support bank lending

Increasing demand and eased lending conditions have been supporting loan growth in the euro area, according to the April bank lending survey. The ECB’s asset purchases have had a positive impact on credit terms and lending volumes, the survey shows.

19 April 2017PUBLICATION

T2S platform reliable and efficient

Around 500,000 securities transactions are now being settled every day through the T2S platform, following three further migration waves in 2016 and early 2017. Find out about last year’s developments and the preparations for the final migration wave in the T2S Annual Report.

21/04/2017
Mario Draghi: IMFC Statement
Statement by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the thirty-fifth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington DC, 21 April 2017
20/04/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Central clearing: reaping the benefits, controlling the risks
Article by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, and Chairman of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (Bank for International Settlements), published in the Banque de France Financial Stability Review, 20 April 2017
19/04/2017
Peter Praet: European Monetary and Financial Outlook (Slides from the presentation)
Presentation by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 26th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the US and World Economies, 19 April 2017
19/04/2017
Benoît Cœuré: The perils of isolation
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 19 April 2017
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10/04/2017
Vítor Constâncio: Presentation of the ECB Annual Report 2016 to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament
Introductory remarks by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, Brussels, 10 April 2017

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03/04/2017
Peter Praet:  Interview with Expansión
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Andres Stumpf Guirao on 27 March 2017 and published on 3 April 2017
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24/03/2017
Peter Praet:  Interview with VDI Nachrichten
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Sabine Seeger and published on 24 March 2017
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24/03/2017
Peter Praet:  Interview with Il Sole 24 Ore
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Alessandro Merli on 22 March and published on 24 March 2017
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19/02/2017
Sabine Lautenschläger:  Interview with Deutschlandfunk
Interview with Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, 
conducted by Klemens Kindermann and published on 19 February 2017
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07/02/2017
Benoît Cœuré:  Interview with Le Parisien
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Séverine Cazes and Boris Cassel, published on 7 February 2017
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24/04/2017
Opinion on the Payment Services, Services of Issuing Electronic Money and Payment Systems Act (CON/2017/15)
Slovenia, 
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20/04/2017
Opinion on additional macroprudential tools (CON/2017/14)
Sweden, 
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12/04/2017
Opinion on increasing the scope of data contained in the credit register  (CON/2017/13)
Latvia, 
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07/04/2017
Opinion on the amendment of Financial Supervisory Law (CON/2017/11)
Germany, 
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07/04/2017
Opinion on the provision of flood insurance (CON/2017/12)
Ireland, 

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24 April 2017 MONETARY POLICY

Press conference on Thursday, 27 April 2017

ECB President Mario Draghi and Vice-President Vítor Constâncio explain the Governing Council’s monetary policy decisions and answer questions from journalists.

The press conference starts at 14:30 CET.



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

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Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.0891
JPY Japanese yen 120.34
GBP Pound sterling 0.84928
CHF Swiss franc 1.0826
Last update: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 Euro foreign exchange rates

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