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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 TOKYO - Bank of Japan’s quarterly meeting of regional branch managers. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will deliver a brief speech at the outset of the meeting, which will also produce a quarterly report on regional economies. DUBLIN - European Central Bank Governing Council member Patrick Honohan to attend the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry - 0730 GMT. BIBERACH, Germany - ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann to speak on “Outlook for 2015” - 1715 GMT. CALGARY, Canada - Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver meets reporters after holding pre-budget consultations. He then addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce - 1830 GMT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
GOLDEN VALLEY - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on “Goal-Based Monetary Policy Report” before the Financial Planners Association of Minnesota - 1350 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives opening remarks before the Bay Area Council Economic Institute 8th Annual Forecast Conference - 1600 GMT. CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the CFA Society of Chicago - 1810 GMT. LISBON - European Central Bank Governing Council member Carlos Costa speaks at conference on adjustment of economies.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 ATLANTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on “Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs” before the HOPE Global Forum - 1350 GMT.
DUBLIN - The Central Bank of Ireland, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are organizing a conference on “Ireland-Lessons from Its Recovery from the Bank-Sovereign Loop.” Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and ECB board member Benoit Coeure to attend. LONDON - Bank of England former governor Mervyn King gives a lecture on central banking at the London School of Economics - 1830 GMT. HONG KONG, China - Asian Financial Forum 2015 under the theme of “Asia: Sustainable Development in a World of Change” (to Jan. 20). Speakers:- Central Bank of Russia First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudaeva, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Luxembourg finance minister Pierre Gramegna and World Bank Vice President Madelyn Antoncic.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 BEIJING - International Monetary Fund releases its latest snapshot of the global economy - 0130 GMT. IMF Economic Counselor Olivier Blanchard holds a press conference on the update to world economic forecasts. LONDON - Conference on “How do you deliver Europe’s Economic Growth? The Role of Financial Services in a Reformed Europe.” Speakers:- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe, Belgium Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt and Lithuania Finance Minister Rimantas Sadzius. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and UK Financial Conduct Authority Chief Martin Wheatley discuss financial market conduct and structure - 1500 GMT. VIENNA - The Central and Eastern European Forum 2015 (to Jan. 21). TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 21).
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2015 annual meeting (to Jan. 24). LONDON - Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting - 0930 GMT. BRUSSELS - Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik speaks on financial markets - 1200 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report - 1500 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins hold a news conference to explain the bank’s rate decision and monetary policy report - 1615 GMT.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the minutes of its December policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). CALGARY, Canada - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins addresses the Canadian Association for Business Economics in Calgary - 1920 GMT. BRATISLAVA - National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) to release update of its quarterly macroeconomic forecasts.
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