Riksbank cuts number of monetary policy meetings

Sveriges Riksbank
Arild Vågen

Sveriges Riksbank has decided to reduce its annual monetary policy meetings in a bid to better optimise its research and forecast capabilities.

From 2020, the central bank will hold five policy meetings per year, down from six, the Riksbank said on June 25. The decision resumes a trend towards fewer meetings that has been ongoing since Sweden adopted an inflation target in 1993.

Initially, the central bank held 20 meetings per year. It reduced the number to nine from 2000–02, to eight from

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