ECB Deepens Analysis of Digital Euro, Decision Expected by Mid-Year, VP Confirms

ECB Deepens Analysis of Digital Euro, Decision Expected by Mid-Year, VP ConfirmsFaced with challenges on many fronts, the European Central Bank is now deepening the analysis of how to digitalize its currency. A decision on whether to issue a digital euro, which has the potential to become a major CBDC, is expected around mid-2021, a high-ranking official of the central bank has confirmed. Eurozone’s Central Bank […]

The Global Economy Comes Before Savers: ECB President Christine Lagarde Defends Negative Interest Rates

The Economy Comes Before Savers: ECB President Christine Lagarde Defends Negative Interest RatesThe European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is keeping the central bank’s monetary easing policies unchanged according to her statements from a press conference last Thursday. Moreover, the central bank’s Twitter account recently shared a video of Lagarde defending negative interest rates, as the bank’s President stresses that they “support companies and people in the […]

Banks Turn Away Customer Deposits due to Negative Interest Rates in Germany

Banks Turn Away Customer Deposits Due to Negative Interest Rates in GermanyBanks in Germany are reportedly turning customer deposits away due to the negative interest rate imposed on them by the European Central Bank (ECB). Some banks are even offering online tools to help customers take their deposits elsewhere. Negative Interest Rates Imposed by ECB Force Banks to Turn Away Customer Deposits Banks in Germany have […]