IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 12 September 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings, 13 and 14 September 2019 +++ 
  • Finnish EU Presidency: EU finance ministers meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats +++ 
  • Jaakko Weuro: Preparing for hybrid threats in the financial sector +++ 


  • Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos: Introductory statement to the press conference
  • Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Weitere Lockerung der Geldpolitik ist falsches Signal!
  • ECB Monetary policy decisions
  • ECB provides additional details on purchases of assets with yields below the deposit facility rate
  • ECB introduces two-tier system for remunerating excess liquidity holdings
  • ECB announces changes to new targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO III)
  • ECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area, September 2019 
  • ECB/2019/28 Decision of the ECB of 12 September 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1311 (ECB/2019/21) on a third series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations
  • ECB/2019/26 Decision (EU) 2019/1377 of the ECB of 31 July 2019 nominating heads of work units to adopt delegated decisions on passporting, acquisition of qualifying holdings and withdrawal of authorisations of credit institutions
  • Marcel Fratzscher: „Die EZB hatte keine andere Wahl, als die Geldpolitik nochmal zu lockern“
  • DSGV: „Noch expansivere Geldpolitik bringt mehr Schaden als Nutzen“


  • EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and search for yield


  • EU Commission approves amended commitments for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena


  • The quest for financial integration in Europe and globally


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