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The European Central Bank Podcast – bringing you insights into the world of economics and central banking.

Our host, Katie Ranger, talks to experts about the topics and trends that matter to the eurozone economy today.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

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The European Central Bank Podcast – bringing you insights into the world of economics and central banking.

Our host, Katie Ranger, talks to experts about the topics and trends that matter to the eurozone economy today.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 8 September 2022

    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 8 September 2022

    Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area.

    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:

    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions

    Published and recorded during our press conference on 8 September 2022.

    Additional material:

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 8 September 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2022/html/mopo_statement_explained_september.en.html

    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement (with Q&A), 8 September 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/2022/html/ecb.is220908~cd8363c58e.en.html

    Monetary policy decisions, 8 September 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.mp220908~c1b6839378.en.html

    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 8 September 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/shared/pdf/ecb.ds220908~1d17d49d04.en.pdf

    Macroeconomic projections, 8 September 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/projections/html/ecb.projections202209_ecbstaff~3eafaaee1a.en.html

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    You can also listen to The ECB Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Deezer, Stitcher, YouTube, Amazon Music and many more pod.link/ecbpodcast

    • 14 min
    Let's get digital on inflation, climate and the euro

    Let's get digital on inflation, climate and the euro

    How can digitalisation help central banks? And what role does cutting-edge technology play? In this episode, host Katie Ranger talks about this and more with Claudia Plattner, our head of information systems.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 11 August 2022 and recorded on 3 August 2022.


    In this episode:

    03:30 – Women in IT
    Claudia’s personal experience as a woman working in IT and how we can make sure that female talent is valued in this field.

    08:01 – What is nowcasting?
    How digital tools help us keep prices stable and monitor how the economy is doing, and why real-time data are so important for central banks.

    14:05 – Digitalisation in the fight against climate change
    Using information technology to make the financial system greener and how we use data to monitor climate and environmental risks.

    18:10 – Claudia’s thoughts on a digital euro
    Why we need a digital euro and how it can help Europeans keep up with the pace of digitalisation.

    21:21 – Our guest’s hot tips

    ECB Scholarship for Women
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/what-we-offer/wecs/html/index.en.html

    Girls Who Code
    https://girlswhocode.com/

    The ECB Podcast: Greening the financial system: milestones in our climate change journey, 9 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod220709_episode36.en.html

    Climate change and the ECB
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/climate/html/index.en.html

    A digital euro
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/paym/digital_euro/html/index.en.html

    European Central Bank website
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    • 26 min
    What interest rate hikes mean for you, the economy and inflation

    What interest rate hikes mean for you, the economy and inflation

    What are interest rates? How do they work? And what do higher rates mean for people, the economy and inflation?

    Our host, Katie Ranger, puts these questions to expert Gabriel Glöckler on The ECB Podcast.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 23 July 2022 and recorded on 13 July 2022 and 22 July 2022.

    In this episode:

    01:50 – The basics: what are interest rates?
    What interest rates are and why we need them to compensate for different risks.

    06:34 – How do interest rates work?
    The role interest rates play in determining the everyday choices we make with our money and how the ECB’s decisions affect market interest rates.

    13:20 – Are rates the same across the whole euro area?
    Why it’s important that our monetary policy decisions reach all parts of the euro area in a reasonably even manner.

    17:40 – How do higher rates affect people, the economy and inflation?
    The concrete impact of higher rates on people’s daily lives and on economic activity, and how raising rates can help bring down inflation.

    20:20 – Raising rates in times of war and at the tail end of a pandemic.
    The challenges the current environment poses for interest rates and the role higher rates play in shaping people’s inflation expectations. The importance of signalling our commitment to normalising our monetary policy.

    25:31 – Our guest’s hot tip

    Additional material:

    Press release: monetary policy decisions, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.mp220721~53e5bdd317.en.html

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2022/html/mopo_statement_explained_july.en.html

    Explainer: We have raised interest rates. What does that mean for you?
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/educational/explainers/tell-me-more/html/interest_rates.en.html

    Blog post by Christine Lagarde: Ensuring price stability, 23 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/blog/date/2022/html/ecb.blog220723~c2b1d4b654.en.html

    The ECB Podcast: President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod220721_episode37.en.html

    The ECB Podcast: What is behind current inflation spikes?, 6 October 2021
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod210925_episode22.en.html

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    You can also listen to The ECB Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Deezer, Stitcher, YouTube, Amazon Music and many more: pod.link/ecbpodcast

    • 28 min
    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 21 July 2022

    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 21 July 2022

    Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area.

    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:

    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions

    Published and recorded during our press conference on 21 July 2022.

    Additional material:

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2022/html/mopo_statement_explained_july.en.html

    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement (with Q&A), 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/2022/html/ecb.is220721~51ef267c68.en.html

    Monetary policy decisions, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.mp220721~53e5bdd317.en.html

    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 21 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/shared/pdf/ecb.ds220721~de2b7f0639.en.pdf

    Press release: The Transmission Protection Instrument, 21 July 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.pr220721~973e6e7273.en.html

    Explainer: We have raised interest rates. What does that mean for you?
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/educational/explainers/tell-me-more/html/interest_rates.en.html

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    You can also listen to The ECB Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Deezer, Stitcher, YouTube, Amazon Music and many more pod.link/ecbpodcast

    • 14 min
    Greening the financial system: milestones in our climate change journey

    Greening the financial system: milestones in our climate change journey

    What did our climate stress test show? How will we integrate climate change into monetary policy?

    Our host Katie Ranger puts these and other questions to Executive Board member Frank Elderson on the ECB Podcast.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 9 July 2022 and recorded on 7 July 2022.

    In this episode:

    01:09 – Our first ever banking supervision climate stress test
    What we looked at in our supervisory climate stress test and an overview of the transition risks and physical risks facing banks.

    05:32 – Results of the climate stress test for banks
    How prepared banks are to tackle climate-related and environmental risks and what we learnt while performing the stress test.

    18:58 – What are our next steps?
    How the results of the climate stress test will feed into other banking supervision activities and how this will help banks integrate climate-related risks into their businesses.

    20:32 – Incorporating climate change into our monetary policy
    How we are turning our commitment to fighting climate change into real action and how we intend to move from being market-neutral to carbon-neutral.

    25:11 – Why do we, as a central bank, need to play a role in tackling climate change?
    How we can contribute within our mandate to the fight against climate change.

    30:50 – Our guest’s hot tip

    Additional material:

    Press release: ECB takes further steps to incorporate climate change into its monetary policy operations, 4 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.pr220704~4f48a72462.en.html

    ECB climate agenda 2022, 4 July 2022
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.pr220704_annex~cb39c2dcbb.en.pdf

    Press release: Banks must sharpen their focus on climate risk, ECB supervisory stress test shows, 8 July 2022
    https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ssm.pr220708~565c38d18a.en.html

    Climate risk stress tests – Final results, 8 July 2022
    https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/ecb/pub/pdf/annex/ssm.pr220708_annex2.en.pdf

    The ECB Podcast: Time to act now: results of the economy-wide climate stress test, 22 September 2021
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod210922_episode20.en.html

    The ECB Podcast: Tackling climate change as a central bank: Between motivation, obligation and limitation, 12 May 2021
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod210512_episode16.en.html

    The ECB Podcast: Climate change and the role of central banks, 3 March 2020
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod200303_episode5.en.html

    Climate change and the ECB
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/climate/html/index.en.html

    Climate change and banking supervision
    https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/about/climate/html/index.en.html

    European Central Bank
    www.ecb.europa.eu

    European Banking Supervision
    www.www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu

    • 32 min
    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 9 June 2022

    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 9 June 2022

    Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area.

    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:

    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions

    Published and recorded during our press conference on 9 June 2022.

    Additional material:

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 9 June 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2022/html/mopo_statement_explained_june.en.html

    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement (with Q&A), 9 June 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/2022/html/ecb.is220609~abe7c95b19.en.html

    Monetary policy decisions, 9 June 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.mp220609~122666c272.en.html

    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 9 June 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/shared/pdf/ecb.ds220609~7434064bed.en.pdf

    Macroeconomic projections, 9 June 2022 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/projections/html/index.en.html

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    You can also listen to The ECB Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Deezer, Stitcher, YouTube, Amazon Music and many more pod.link/ecbpodcast

    • 16 min

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