The Bank of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Pankki, Swedish: Finlands Bank) is the central bank of Finland.
The Bank of Finland has dates back to 1811, but it was not officially formed until Finland gained independence in 1917. The Bank regulated and created the Finnish Markka until 1999 when the Euro was adopted by Finland.
The Bank of Finland is owned by the Finnish government.
The highest rank in the bank is the Governor.
The current governor of the Bank of Finland is Erkki Liikanen.
Matti Vanhala retired from his position as Governor of the Bank of Finland due to illness in the year 2004.
- Official website (Finnish) - http://www.bof.fi/
- Official website (English) - http://www.bof.fi/eng/index.htm
Last updated: 08-10-2005 06:34:06