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Monetary policy

Higher interest rates on reserves held at the central bank: a boon for banks?

11 July 2023
Since July 2022, the European Central Bank (ECB) has raised its policy rates sharply to curb inflation. As a result,…

Are price hikes in Belgium being driven by greed?

26 June 2023
“Greedflation” is a portmanteau of the words “greed” and “inflation”, used to describe the practice of firms…
Banking supervision

Lessons from Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse: What would happen if a Belgian bank were to fail?

15 June 2023
The difficulties faced by certain foreign banks earlier this year required the Swiss and US authorities to intervene.…

The macroeconomic aspects of climate neutrality – a European perspective

06 June 2023
The European Union (EU) aims to be climate-neutral by 2050. Even relying solely on existing technologies, especially…
Christine Lagarde

25 years of euro unity

24 May 2023
The euro is more than a currency, says President Christine Lagarde. It is the strongest form of European integration and…
instant payments

What if you received money as quickly as e-mail?

11 May 2023
Communication processes have been evolving since the dawn of time and the use of smoke signals. Today, digital…
1001 plateaux

1001 Plateaux: Participatory artwork connects NBB employees

03 May 2023
Covid-19 and teleworking have put to the test the traditionally close relationship of NBB personnel with their working…

The perils of tracking year-on-year inflation

21 April 2023
Data released on Wednesday 19 April confirm that year-on-year inflation in the euro area dropped from 8.5% in February…
Pierre Wunsch

Two sides of the same coin: money supply, budget deficits and inflation

19 April 2023
The current stubbornly high inflation has surprised many, including central bankers. This blog post takes a closer look…

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