Euro area quarterly balance of payments and international investment position: second quarter of 2022

Current account surplus at €76 billion (0.6% of euro area GDP) in four quarters to second quarter of 2022, down from €330 billion (2.8% of GDP) a year earlier Geographic counterparts: largest bilateral current account surpluses vis-à-vis United Kingdom (€141 billion) and Switzerland (€65 billion), largest deficits vis-à-vis China (€130 billion) and Russia (€69 billion) International investment position showed net assets of €357 billion (2.8% of euro […]

Euro money market statistics: Fifth maintenance period 2022

Daily average borrowing turnover in the unsecured segment increased from €128 billion in the fourth maintenance period of 2022 to €131 billion in the fifth maintenance period of 2022 Weighted average overnight rate on borrowing transactions in the unsecured segment increased from -0.53% to -0.04% for the wholesale sector and from -0.59% to -0.03% for the interbank […]

Avian influenza: unprecedented number of summer cases in Europe

An unprecedented number of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detections were reported in wild and domestic birds from June to September in Europe, according to the latest overview by EFSA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and the EU reference laboratory. In previous years, no cases or only a few cases were detected during […]

The General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board held its 47th regular meeting on 22 September 2022

At its meeting on 22 September 2022, the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) issued a warning on vulnerabilities in the financial system of the European Union (EU). The General Board concluded that risks to financial stability in the EU and the probability of tail-risk scenarios materialising have increased. The identified risks […]