Monetary developments in the euro area: August 2019

Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 increased to 5.7% in August 2019 from 5.1% in July (revised from 5.2%) Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, increased to 8.4% in August from 7.8% in July Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households stood at 3.4% in August, unchanged from […]

Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 20 September 2019

In the week ending 20 September 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to transactions in gold by two Eurosystem central banks. The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 287.8 billion. As a result of the Eurosystem’s open market operations and standing facilities, […]

ESRB issues five warnings and six recommendations on medium-term residential real estate sector vulnerabilities

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has today published a set of country-specific warnings and recommendations on medium-term vulnerabilities in the residential real estate sector. The ESRB has a mandate to issue warnings when significant systemic risks are identified and to provide recommendations for remedial action to address such risks. The warnings were sent to the […]

ECB sanctions Piraeus Bank S.A. for breaching own funds provisions between 2015 and 2017

Piraeus Bank S.A found in breach of own funds provisions on an individual and on a consolidated basis during six consecutive quarterly reporting periods between 2015 and 2017 committed under the direction of the former management of Piraeus Bank S.A. ECB imposes a penalty for an amount of € 5,150,000 on Piraeus Bank S.A. The […]