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The Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey

The European Central Bank (ECB) has just published the results of the first wave of the Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), a joint Eurosystem project carried out with the support of national statistical institutes of three euro area countries. The reference year for most country surveys is 2010. The HFCS provides detailed household-level …
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Enhancing Monetary Analysis

The European Central Bank (ECB) has just published the book “Enhancing Monetary Analysis”. The study summarizes the results of a research agenda pursued by Eurosystem staff to enhance the set of tools used to conduct the ECB’s monetary analysis and describes how these results are used to support the preparation of monetary policy decisions. The …
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Handbook on Securities Statistics 2nd Part

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today jointly released the second part of the Handbook on Securities Statistics, which covers debt securities holdings. The aim of the Handbook is to assist national and international agencies in the production of relevant, coherent and internationally comparable …
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2010 EU-Wide Stress Testing

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) has just published the results of the EU-wide stress test exercise. The overall objective of the 2010 exercise is to provide policy information for assessing the resilience of the EU banking system to possible adverse economic developments and to assess the ability of banks in the exercise to …
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ECB 2010 Structural Issues Report

The European Central Bank (ECB) has just published its Structural Issues Report, which deals with “Energy Markets and the Euro Area Macroeconomy”. The study analyses the impact of energy price fluctuations on the euro-area macroeconomy. The response of euro area output to large energy price changes is determined by the level of energy dependency and …
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Convergence Report 2010

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its Convergence Report 2010, which assesses the economic and legal convergence of nine Member States of the European Union (EU): Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden. The report examines whether a sufficient degree of sustainable economic convergence has been achieved in these …
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Greece and the IMF

The Greek economic situation is causing concern both within and far beyond the EU’s borders. Greece recently reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The European Commission (EC), and the European Central Bank (ECB) on a focused program to stabilize its economy, to make it more competitive and to restore market confidence. The …
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Euro Area Bank Lending Survey. October 2009

The European central Bank has just published the October 2009 Euro Area Bank Lending Survey. The report presents the results of the survey conducted from September 14 to October 2, 2009. 118 euro area banks participated in the survey, leading to a response rate of 100 percent. The study shows that euro-zone credit strains appear …
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Financial Stability Review June 2009

The European Central Bank has just presented its bi-annual financial stability report. In the report a number of downsize risks to the euro zone’s financial sector have been highlighted, in order to encourage efforts towards a further stabilization of the sector. This issue describes the main trends and events that characterized the operating environment of …
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ECB survey: Eurozone Recession Twice as Bad as Thought

According to the survey of forecasting experts published by the European Central Bank, the eurozone economy will contract twice as much as previously expected this year. The projections showed that output is likely to shrink by 3.4 percent in 2009, compared to the 1.7 percent forecast in February. The ECB surveyed 52 forecasting experts from …
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