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Bundesbank must remain independent, Zeitler says

April 12, 2010

    BERLIN, April 11 (Reuters) – The Bundesbank will not agree to any new national financial supervision structure that might impinge upon its independence, a board member of the German central bank said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. (more…)

BREAKINGVIEWS – UK bank tax could raise up to 3.6 billion sterling a year

March 24, 2010

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Germany wants reports of bank-stock short positions

March 4, 2010

FRANKFURT, March 4 (Reuters) – German financial watchdog Bafin will introduce new rules this month requiring reporting of short sale positions in major German financial stocks.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Paris, Berlin might find Greek bailout profitable

March 1, 2010

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Germany prepares tougher short-selling rules-paper

February 23, 2010

   By Matthias Sobolewski
   BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) – German financial watchdog Bafin is preparing tougher rules on the short-selling of shares in big financial sector companies, a coalition document showed on Tuesday. (more…)

Banks should help fund stability measures -Buba

February 22, 2010

    VIENNA, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Banks should contribute toward financial stability measures, but a blanket levy on total assets could worsen future crises, the vice president of Germany’s Bundesbank was quoted as saying on Monday. (more…)

Euro zone holds intensive talks on Greek rescue

February 10, 2010

By Matthias Sobolewski and Renee Maltezou

BERLIN/ATHENS, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Euro zone countries held intensive talks on Wednesday on a possible rescue for Greece, whose debt crisis has shaken the entire currency union, as civil servants staged the first big strike against Athens’ austerity plans.

European governments agree to help Greece – source

February 9, 2010
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By Matthias Sobolewski

BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) – European governments have agreed in principle to help heavily indebted Greece, a senior German coalition source said on Tuesday, in what would be the first rescue of a euro zone member in the currency’s 11-year history.

German state ready to buy stolen bank data-source

February 4, 2010

BERLIN, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Germany’s most populous state has made final checks on stolen bank data belonging to potential tax cheats and is ready to buy the information, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Germany’s Merkel says G20 needs to act on big banks’ influence

January 20, 2010

Merkel warning    BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 economic powers need to develop a set of rules to prevent banks becoming so big that they can hold governments to ransom, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. (more…)