You are here:

Financial Markets

A sound financial system is essential for economic growth and stability. The Finance Ministry is responsible for financial market legislation.

Content-related sites

Fiscal and monetary policy Christian Lindner attended international meetings in Washington DC

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner attended numerous meetings in Washington from 12–14 October. In his talks with international partners, he discussed the most pressing fiscal policy issues of global significance. Key priorities included the global economic impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, rising inflation, international debt, and efforts to fight the climate crisis.

More : Christian Lindner attended international meetings in Washington DC

Fiscal and monetary policy International strategy to provide relief to heavily indebted countries

Heavily indebted countries in financial distress require efficient solutions that are coordinated at the international level. To this end, in 2020 the G20 adopted the Common Framework for Debt Treatments, which aims to put an effective and sustainable debt treatment scheme in place. The Common Framework makes it possible to coordinate and implement customised debt restructuring plans on a case-by-case basis that can also include debt cancellation.

More : International strategy to provide relief to heavily indebted countries

G7 presidency Overview of Germany’s G7 presidency

Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022. Highlights from the meetings of the G7 finance ministers under Germany’s G7 presidency, key priorities of the Finance Track and further background information can be found on our dedicated G7 presidency page.

More : Overview of Germany’s G7 presidency

Content-related sites

Sus­tain­able Fi­nance

The German government adopts groundbreaking sustainable finance strategy

The federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to mobilise investments that are urgently needed for climate action and sustainability while also addressing the climate risks that are increasingly relevant to the financial system.

More : The German government adopts groundbreaking sustainable finance strategy

Green federal securities

Climate action is a priority. To promote sustainability in financial markets too, the German government issues Green German Federal Securities. The German government published the first impact report for the Green German Federal securities that were issued in 2020.

More : Green federal securities

Financial market stability Financial Stability Committee

The Financial Stability Committee is the central body for macroprudential supervision in Germany. Visit www.afs-bund.de to find out more about the Committee’s tasks and activities.

More on external page: Financial Stability Committee

Content-related sites

Videos

Christian Lindner explains what is on the agenda of the G20, IMF and World Bank meetings on 13 October

More : Christian Lindner explains what is on the agenda of the G20, IMF and World Bank meetings on 13 October

Press statement by Christian Lindner prior to the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

More : Press statement by Christian Lindner prior to the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

Christian Lindner comments on the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC

More : Christian Lindner comments on the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC

Implementing the Common Framework effectively: Christian Lindner discusses the international debt strategy

More : Implementing the Common Framework effectively: Christian Lindner discusses the international debt strategy

G7 reaffirms its decisive course of action and calls for resolute implementation of sanctions

More : G7 reaffirms its decisive course of action and calls for resolute implementation of sanctions

Press statement by Christian Lindner after the meeting of G20 finance ministers

More : Press statement by Christian Lindner after the meeting of G20 finance ministers

Christian Lindner’s remarks on the G7 Finance Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine

More : Christian Lindner’s remarks on the G7 Finance Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine