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What will happen when interest rates go up?

The impact of rising interest rates on the euro area and Belgian economy against the background of monetary policy normalization and elevated debt positions

A macro-financial analysis of the euro area sovereign bond market

Working Paper N° 259

The transmission mechanism of credit support policies in the Euro Area

Working Paper N° 302

The negative interest rate policy in the euro area and the supply of bank loans

Interactions between monetary and macroprudential policy

The financial crisis has led to the adoption of macroprudential policies – also in Belgium - which do interact with monetary policy. This article deals with the interactions and possible conflicts between these two policy domains. We illustrate this by an assessment of the current situation. Although beneficial for macroeconomic and hence financial stability, the impact on financial risk taking of the unprecedented monetary easing requires close monitoring.

Central bank rates, market rates and retail bank rates in the euro area in the context of the recent crisis

Financial integration and fragmentation in the euro area