Death of Vanhala, former governor of Finnish cb

Matti Vanhala, former governor of the Bank of Finland, died on Wednesday 29 September from cancer, the bank said in a statement. He was 58.

Vanhala, who was born in Helsinki, served as governor of the Bank of Finland and as a member of the European Central Bank council between 1998 and 2004.

He joined the central bank in 1970, becoming governor in June 1998, six months before the European Central Bank began setting interest rates for the twelve euro single currency nations.

Vanhala, who represented

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