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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates. CHICAGO - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will host a high-level Government of China delegation for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (to Dec. 18). WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur speaks on a webcast hosted by the Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) titled, “The Current Global Tax Landscape - U.S. Tax Policy and Implications for Economic Growth” - 1700 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England publishes half-yearly Financial Stability Report - 0700 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney holds news conference on results of bank stress tests and half-yearly Financial Stability Report - 0900 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Chief Operating Officer Charlotte Hogg will attend “Inspiring Women event” sponsored by the Financial Times and Bank of England - 1045 GMT. PARIS - ECB board member Daniele Nouy speaks at Commission of European Affairs at National Assembly - 1530 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney - 0015 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its December policy meeting - 0030 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank announces interest rate decision.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announces decision on interest rates. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference - 1930 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England will release the minutes of its December policy meeting - 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council and General Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Dec. 18).
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18 WASHINGTON - Meeting of Financial Stability Oversight Council - 1600 GMT. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to attend. BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Dec. 19). ECB President Mario Draghi to attend. TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Dec 19).
CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks before the Second Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness - 1500 GMT. CHARLOTTE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker takes part in panel discussing the economic outlook - 1730 GMT. WASHINGTON - European Commission Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici speech on EU investment and growth - 1700 GMT. ZURICH - Swiss National Bank Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at the 9th End-of-Year Conference of Swiss Economists Abroad. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the minutes of November policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the meeting of Councillors of Japan Business Federation.
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