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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. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: Asia and Pacific Department at the IMF headquarters - 2215 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England interest rate decision - 1100 GMT. WASHINGTON - Netherlands Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks at Peterson Institute - 1430 GMT. WASHINGTON - Italian Economy/Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan discusses future of EU, more growth and stability - 1845 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 - Press briefing: European Department at IMF headquarters - 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: African Department at IMF headquarters - 1415 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department at IMF headquarters - 1515 GMT. WASHINGTON - G20 Press conference at IMF headquarters - 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: Western Hemisphere Department at IMF headquarters - 1815 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 - World Bank hosts discussion on "Powering Up Growth: Ideas for Beating the Slowdown". Speakers: Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Angola Finance Minister Armando Manuel and Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - A Celebration of the United Nations and World Bank Group partnership. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to attend - 2130 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 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. Speakers: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson. 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. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee - 1435 GMT. 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). OSLO - Norges Central Bank Governor Oystein Olsen speaks at the Norwegian Polytechnic Society - 0530 GMT. 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 25 FRANKFURT - Joint conference of the European Commission and European Central Bank on "Completing European financial integration: What next?" Speakers: European Commission's Jonathan Hill, ECB members Vitor Constancio and Benoit Coeure.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 NEW YORK, United States - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will gives a speech to the Investment Industry Association of Canada and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - 1240 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) two-day meeting on interest rates (to April 27) --------------------------------------------------------------- For enquiries to customer help desks: click PHONE/HELP for telephone numbers. For any questions or comments on the diary, please e-mail: diaries@thomsonreuters.com NOTE: The inclusion of items in this diary does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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