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Friday 23 March 2018

Central Bank appoints former ECB staffer as chief economist reporters

THE CENTRAL Bank has appointed Lars Frisell as chief economist and director of economics.

He starts the new job on June 1 from the Swedish Financial Supervision Authority.

Mr Frisell has also worked at the European Central Bank and the European Central Bank and is a member of the Basel committee on banking supervision.

“He has a wide range of experience in economic policy and financial stability and is a key appointment for the Central Bank at this time,” said Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan said.

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