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International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2009 Annual Meeting in Istanbul 3-7 October
02/10/2009 The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) will meet in Istanbul on 4 October 2009 in connection with the Annual Meeting of the IMF and the World Bank. The Swedish delegation will include the Governor of the Riksbank, Stefan Ingves, and the Minister of Finance, Anders Borg.    Read more
Economic Commentaries: Future role of the IMF in focus at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Istanbul
02/10/2009 When the finance ministers and central bank governors of the world meet at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 2009 Annual Meeting in Istanbul on 3-4 October, one important subject for discussion is how the Fund can strengthen its role as guardian of the global financial markets. Demands have come not least from the G20 countries for the IMF to change the focus of its activities from crisis management to crisis prevention. But to do this effectively the Fund must add new tools to its toolbox.   Read more
Economic Commentaries: The lower limit of the Riksbank’s repo rate
30/09/2009 As policy rates were cut to historically-low levels a discussion arose as to how the financial markets are affected by low interest rates. This review indicates that the present repo rate of 0.25 per cent has not affected the functioning of the financial markets in a manner that could undermine the effects of monetary policy.   Read more
Today’s auction of 3-month and 6-month SEK loans with variable rate has now been completed
05/10/2009
On 5 October the Riksbank offers new SEK loans (3 and 6 months)
01/10/2009
Ingves: A Cure for Crises: Confidence, Confidence and Trust
29/09/2009
Ingves keynote speaker at European central bank meeting
28/09/2009
25/09/2009
News archive 
CALENDAR
12/10/2009 09:00
Executive Board meeting
13/10/2009 09:30
The Riksbank's company interviews will be published
16/10/2009 09:00
Executive Board meeting
16/10/2009 13:00
General Council meeting
21/10/2009 09:00
Executive Board monetary policy meeting, No 5

See entire calendar
KEY FIGURES
THE RIKSBANK'S INFLATION TARGET
2.0%
The target has applied since 1995
Read more about the inflation target
INFLATION IN AUGUST 2009
-0.8%

The next publication will be On Tuesday 13th October at 09.30 a.m.
Read more about the current inflation rate
Link to Statistics Sweden, SCB
THE REPO RATE
0.25%
Applies from 9 September 2009. Next monetary policy meeting will be on 21 October 2009.
Press Release
Minutes of the Executive Board´s monetary policy meeting
Table, repo rate
MONETARY POLICY REPORT
The next Monetary Policy Report will be published on 22 October 2009
Monetary Policy Report
QUICKLINKS
FAQ
Planned auctions of SEK loans
Invalid banknotes
RSS
IMF SDDS
Asset management at the Riksbank
THE RIKSBANK
Sveriges Riksbank is Sweden’s central bank and a public authority under the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament.  The Riksbank is responsible for conducting monetary policy, the objective of which is to maintain a low and stable level of inflation. The Bank also has the task of ensuring that payments in the economy can be made safely and efficiently.
Economic Commentaries
”Economic Commentaries" will be published approximately once a month. In the series both members of the Executive Board and other employees at the Bank publish their analyses in subjects that are relevant to the Riksbank’s operations. Read more
How does the Riksbank control interest rates?
It is the Executive Board of the Riksbank that decides the level of the repo rate. But, how does the Riksbank control the interest rate in practice? Read more
Financial turbulence - the Riksbank's response
The Riksbank has taken a number of actions as a result of the current financial turbulence. This page contains links to the information that we have published in connection with this.Read more
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