BIS timelines

For more than nine decades, the Bank for International Settlements has been the main meeting place and cooperative body for central banks from across the world. Throughout its history, the BIS has played a role in many of the key events and developments that have marked and shaped the global monetary and financial system. This timeline highlights the most important of these historic events and developments, organised in five thematic categories.

Disclaimer: Copyright to all the pictures used in these timelines rests exclusively with the Bank for International Settlements, except for pictures 1.1 (© - Wikimedia Commons), 2.2, 4.2 and 4.3 (© - Keystone) and 5.2 (© - The Economist). The BIS has made every reasonable endeavour to identify and notify the rightful copyright holders to these pictures. Should you nevertheless believe that any of these pictures are used here in breach of copyright, please contact