Riksbank – the oldest central bank – to celebrate 350 years in 2018..

Riksbank formed in 1668 is the world’s oldest central bank. In 2018 it completes 350 years and has lined up series of celebrations to celebrate the event:

The Riksbank is now a modern central bank with operations that are constantly being developed. Essentially, however, the task remains the same as it has always been – to create the conditions for good economic development, economic stability and growth in Sweden.

In 2018, we will be drawing attention to the important role the bank has played over 350 years. We will do this through activities aimed at a broader public, with the aim of disseminating knowledge about the Riksbank’s role in the Swedish economy and the important future issues in the central bank field. We will take the opportunity to tell our story and connect our history to what is happening now and what the future may bring.

During the anniversary year we will be organising activities both for specially invited guests and for the general public, in Stockholm and all over Sweden. Some examples:

  • An anniversary conference will be organised together with the Riksdag. The hosts will be the Speaker of the Riksdag, the Chair of the General Council of the Riksbank and the Governor of the Riksbank. The conference will conclude with an anniversary dinner.
  • The Riksbank will organise events for the general public in six of the locations around the country where the Riksbank previously had local offices.
  • During autumn 2018, the Riksbank will have an open house day at its head office on Brunkebergstorg.
  • A commemorative book will be published, “Sveriges Riksbank 350 years: a central bank in a world of central banks”.

Looking forward to posting more from these celebrations.

Meanwhile, the history of the central bank is here..

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