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

Fiscal and monetary policy Scholz welcomes IMF’s historic decision

Ger­man Fi­nance Min­is­ter Olaf Scholz com­ment­ed: “Yes­ter­day evening we de­cid­ed at the In­ter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund, the IMF, to in­crease what are known as spe­cial draw­ing rights by US$650bn. This is his­tor­i­cal­ly un­prece­dent­ed. It is the right, ap­pro­pri­ate re­sponse to the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. The new SDRs al­low the in­ter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty to cre­ate ad­di­tion­al liq­uid­i­ty and there­by fos­ter the sta­bil­i­ty of the glob­al econ­o­my. In par­tic­u­lar, it will give a boost to emerg­ing mar­kets and de­vel­op­ing economies strug­gling with the eco­nom­ic fall­out from the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.”

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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.

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Green federal securities

Cli­mate ac­tion is a pri­or­i­ty. To boost sus­tain­abil­i­ty in fi­nan­cial mar­kets too, the Ger­man gov­ern­ment is is­su­ing Green Ger­man Fed­er­al Se­cu­ri­ties. This will in­ject mo­men­tum in­to the sus­tain­able bond mar­ket as a whole.

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Financial market stability Financial Stability Committee

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

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