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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives opening remarks at conference: ”Low-Income Developing Countries: Conference on Sustainable Economic Development in a Challenging Global Environment“ - 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers speaks before conference: ”Low-Income Developing Countries: Conference on Sustainable Economic Development in a Challenging Global Environment“ - 1235 GMT. WASHINGTON - ”Low-Income Developing Countries: Conference on Sustainable Economic Development in a Challenging Global Environment“ - Session I: Inequality, Growth and Resilience and Session II: Scaling up Public Investment and Debt Sustainability. WASHINGTON - IMF holds press briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds ”Chief Economists Roundtable: Growth and Inclusion in Turbulent Times“ - 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion: ”Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis: An International Call for Action - 1630 GMT. Speakers:- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion, “Future of Food: Why Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Food is a Basic Necessity” - 1800 GMT. African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina will speak. WASHINGTON - Institute of International Finance (IIF) presents “China Forum: What Next For The RMB” with IIF President Tim Adams, People’s Bank of China Deputy Governor Yi Gang and IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Changyong Rhee. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority” - 2000 GMT. Speakers: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Executive Director Alan Bollard and Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Getting Down to Business: Women” - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Collect More and Spend Better: The Role of Capacity Development” - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin speaks before the Committee for Economic Development 2016 Spring Policy Conference - 1600 GMT. NEW YORK - European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio at 25th annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the US and World Economies, “Will the Global Economic Environment Constrain US Growth and Employment?”, organised by Levy Economic Institute - 2115 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report - 1400 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold a press conference following the bank’s interest rate decision and the release of the monetary policy report - 1515 GMT. LONDON - UK parliament Treasury Committee’s Budget 2016 hearing with economists - 1315 GMT. SHIMONOSEKI, Japan - Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada to speak to business leaders in Shimonoseki. NEW YORK - “Europe 2018: The Framework for the Future and How to Benefit”. Austrian Finance Minister Hans Jorg Schelling and Austrian central bank Governor Ewald Nowotny will speak.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 WASHINGTON - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim holds press conference - 1245 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds press conference - 1330 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion, “Opportunity Africa: Reducing Risk and Mobilizing Financing on a New Scale” - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Focus on Results” - 1430 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde participates in interview, “The Managing Director’s Interview on the Global Economy” - 1600 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion, “Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action” - 1700 GMT. Speakers: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Innovative Financial Solutions for Today’s Development Challenges” - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF discussion on “Emerging Markets at the Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities” - 1830 GMT. Speakers: Central bank of Russia Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudaeva, IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton and Argentina Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Think Forests: Why Investing in Forests is the Next Big Thing” - 1830 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Fortifying the Global Financial Safety Net”. Speakers: Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik, IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton, Chile Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes and Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Early Childhood Development: A Smart Beginning for Economies on the Rise”. Speakers: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and Norway Foreign Minister Borge Brende - 2030 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Counselor Antonio Weiss testifies on “Examining Current Trends and Changes in the Fixed-Income Markets” before the Senate’s banking subcommittee on securities, insurance and investment and the subcommittee on Economic Policy - 1400 GMT. CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart participates in moderated discussion, “Federal Reserve Perspective,” before the ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium - 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell testifies on “Examining Current Trends and Changes in Fixed-Income Markets” before the Senate Banking subcommittee on securities, insurance, and investments and the subcommittee on economic policy - 1400 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England announces interest rate decision - 1100 GMT. WASHINGTON - Netherlands Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks at Peterson Institute - 1430 GMT.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 WASHINGTON - 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (to April 17). WASHINGTON - IMF discussion on “Private Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets” - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge”. Speakers: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Kingdom of Jordan Queen Rania Al-Abdullah - 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Sub-Saharan Africa: Just a Rough Patch?”. Speakers: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa and Rwanda Finance Minister Claver Gatete - 1530 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Digital Dividends for East Asia Pacific - Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?” - 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Competition Policy in Developing Countries: Helping Markets Perform Better”, Speakers:- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria and World Bank Chief Financial Officer Joaquim Levy - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the J.P. Morgan Investment Seminar - 1630 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to publish financial stability review report - 0130 GMT.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “State of the Africa Region” - 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy” - 1930 GMT.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 WASHINGTON - IMF holds “Fiscal Forum 2016: Strengthening the International Tax System” - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “A New Vision for Financing Development”. Speakers:- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan and Ghana Finance Minister Seth Terkper - 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion, “Digital Disruptions to the Financial System: Opportunities and Threats” - 1400 GMT.

MONDAY, APRIL 18 MINNEAPOLIS - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari speaks before the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - 1630 GMT. NEW BRITAIN - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives lecture before the Central Connecticut State University American Savings Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series - 2300 GMT.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 NEW YORK - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Credit Suisse 2016 Global Macro Conference - 1330 GMT. LONDON - UK finance minister George Osborne to appear before Parliament’s Treasury Committee to discuss EU membership. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its April monetary policy meeting - 0130 GMT. MADRID - Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde will deliver the closing speech of the XXIII Financial Sector meeting: “The challenge of profit in an uncertain environment” organized by ABC and Deloitte - 1140 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting (to April 21). THURSDAY, APRIL 21 PRAGUE - Joint European Central Bank and Czech National Bank conference on “Productivity and external rebalancing” (to Apr. 22). Speakers: Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer, European Central Bank Editorial Board Member Filippo di Mauro and Bank of Portugal economist Joao Amador. STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary Policy Report will be published - 0730 GMT.

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