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    President Mario Draghi explained the Governing Council’s latest monetary policy decisions and answered questions from journalists at a press conference on 27 April 2017.

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.

28/04/2017
Yves Mersch: Why Europe still needs cash
Contribution by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB for Project Syndicate
27/04/2017
Mario Draghi, Vítor Constâncio: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 27 April 2017
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

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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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28/04/2017
Decision of the ECB of 24 April 2017 on the total amount of annual supervisory fees for 2017 (ECB/2017/11)
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 provision of flood insurance (CON/2017/12)
Ireland, 

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19 April 2017SPEECH

Restoring economic resilience

Executive Board member Peter Praet discusses the European monetary and financial outlook at the Levy Economics Institute's 26th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference in New York. He looks at steps taken to restore resilience and to achieve a European banking union.

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 1.0930
JPY Japanese yen 121.76
GBP Pound sterling 0.84473
CHF Swiss franc 1.0831
Last update: Friday, 28 April 2017 Euro foreign exchange rates

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