Riksbank announces death of Jan Bergqvist

Jan Bergqvist, Chairman of the General Council of the Swedish central bank, has suddenly passed away at the age of 66, following a period of illness, the Riksbank said on Monday 4 September.

Mr Bergqvist had been Chairman of the General Council since 2002.

"Jan made an important contribution to the General Council's work during these years. I found him a person of great enthusiasm, warmth and integrity. The work on the General Council during Jan's leadership has been marked by a spirit of

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