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  1. 9 May 2018

    The Ger­man cur­rent ac­count in the con­text of US-Ger­man trade

    Germany’s current account surplus has been garnering criticism for years. Taking on this criticism coming from home and abroad the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs published a joint position paper that explains the reasons behind Germany’s current account surplus and outlines the fiscal and economic policy options.

  2. 6 June 2018

    Joint let­ter from Ger­many, France and the Unit­ed King­dom to the Unit­ed States re­quest­ing ex­emp­tions from US Iran sanc­tions

    The Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministers from Germany, France and the United Kingdom sent a joint letter to the United States.
    They request to reduce the risks that US secondary sanctions could pose to EU and German businesses by exempting European companies and sectors.

  3. 22 October 2018

    IMF and World Bank an­nu­al meet­ings and meet­ing of the G20 fi­nance min­is­ters in Bali

    The meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors and the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank took place in Bali (Indonesia) from 11–14 October 2018. German finance minister Olaf Scholz was in attendance. The discussions focused on issues such as the mounting risks to global economic growth and the ways in which they can be addressed through joint action.

  4. 12 April 2019

    Ger­many con­tributes to glob­al fi­nan­cial sta­bil­i­ty

    During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt confirmed German financial support for two thematic technical assistance funds at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The funds help IMF member countries to improve their statistics systems and to make their financial markets more resilient against crises.

  5. 18 January 2019

    Ger­man-Chi­nese fi­nan­cial di­a­logue on 16–18 Jan­uary 2019

    The most recent German-Chinese financial dialogue was held in Beijing on 18 January 2019. Its main objective was to further deepen cooperation between Germany and China in the area of finance. German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz conducted talks with Chinese government representatives, researchers and the central bank. The two countries concluded specific agreements to improve mutual market access.