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European Investment Stabilisation Function – EISF

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he idea behind the Commission’s proposed European Investment Stabilisation Function (EISF) is to use dedicated financial means from the EU budget to help Member States stabilize their economies in the event of a major asymmetric shock. In the context of EISF, the Commission would borrow on the financial markets and

Countries With the Most Foreign Currency Reserves

n the high stakes game of international trade, holding onto a stockpile of foreign cash gives you options. Forex reserves can help buoy the local currency or even provide much-needed insurance in the case of a national economic emergency. And when reserves are plentiful, a country can even use them

Low and negative interest rates: Overview

hen examining the current interest rate levels in the USA and Europe, two movements can be observed. First, a sustained decline in long-term interest rates that has lasted for the better part of the last two decades. That has been driven by demographic factors, the progressive integration of China into

ECB: Changes to euro foreign exchange reference rates

he ECB is changing the publication time of the euro foreign exchange reference rates (ECB reference rates) from around 14:30 CET to around 16:00 CET as of 1 July 2016. The ECB reference rates will continue to be determined using the current methodology, which is based on a point-in-time snapshot

International use of the euro

he euro was increasingly used as a funding currency by international borrowers in 2014 and early 2015, compared with the previous review period, while the share of the euro in foreign exchange reserves remained broadly stable. These are among the main findings of the report on “The international role of