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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 - Central and Eastern European Forum (to Jan. 21). Speakers:- Portugal former Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar, Serbia Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, Lithuania Deputy Finance Minister Algimantas Rimkunas, Central Bank of Hungary Executive Director Marton Nagy, National Bank of Ukraine Acting Deputy Governor Vladyslav Rashkovan, Croatian National Bank Governor Boris Vujcic.
ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny, Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc, National Bank of Poland Management Board Member Andrzej Raczko, National Bank of Romania Deputy Governor Liviu Voinea, Croatian National Bank Governor Boris Vujcic will also be speaking. 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). WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will attend. 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.
TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks about fiscal policy at an event hosted by Kyodo News - 0500 GMT.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the minutes of its December policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.
MONDAY, JANUARY 26 BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee holds two-day meeting on interest rates. LONDON - Bank of Japan former governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks on the topic “Crises in the monetary system: learning from experience”. 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.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announces decision on interest rate decision, followed by statement - 1900 GMT. FRANKFURT - Meeting on “Perspectives for monetary policy in the euro area and development of the banking union”. Deutsche Bundesbank executive board member Joachim Nagel hosts the meeting. LUXEMBOURG - 19th Global Securities Finance Summit 2015 (to Jan. 29). Speakers:- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department Catherine Mann and European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Official Cash Rate (OCR).
STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
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