Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib – What's On
Comments, Events, Person
Dr Friederike (Fritzi) Köhler-Geib has been KfW Chief Economist and head of the company's economics department since November 2019. She analyses trends relevant for KfW in the economy, society and on the financial markets and brings a new dynamic to the economic and financial policy debate. The focus of her work lies in the analyses of economic developments and growth trends in Germany. A particular focus is placed on small and medium-sized enterprises and the role of innovation and digitalisation in improving competitiveness, as well as issues related to the goal of a climate-neutral economy. Furthermore, Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib also actively addresses economic policy connections between Germany, Europe and the world.
Media and Comments on Current Topics
26.03.2020 | Monetary developments in the euro area
"The ECB publishes the latest figures on European bank lending with the usual delay of four weeks. In times of Corona, that's an eternity. The February figures do not yet reflect the effect of the pandemic. In order to limit the foreseeable economic consequences, access to credit must remain open for financially sound companies and households. The chances are good, as supervisors, monetary policy, governments and promotional banks are working hand in hand to increase financial institutions' scope for lending. The capital relief provided by European banking supervision alone will release enough capital to allow additional bank loans of up to EUR 1.8 trillion to be granted. This represents around 15% of the outstanding loans to the private sector in the Eurozone.”
Speeches and Event Reports
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