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WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of March policy meeting - 0030 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan announces interest rate decision. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in a breakfast meeting in conjunction with SEB’s Savings Barometer.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference - 1830 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting - 0930 GMT. LONDON - UK Finance Minister George Osborne presents 2015 budget. STOCKHOLM - Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden’s Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT - Germany’s Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks at the ILF conference on “The European Capital Markets Union, a viable concept and a real goal?” - 0815 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on “What is the Goal of the Capital Markets Union?” - 0915 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council and General Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to March 19). COPENHAGEN - Denmarks’s National bank holds a press conference in relation to the ‘Monetary Review 1st Quarter 2015’ and ‘Report and Accounts 2014’ - 0930 GMT. PARIS - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to launch the Interim Economic Outlook Assessment - 1000 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds executive board meeting.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in an open hearing at the Riksdag Committee on Finance on the future development of cash handling. TOKYO - Bank of Japan will publish the minutes of February policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU heads of state and government meeting (to March 20). ZURICH - Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment - 0830 GMT. OSLO - Norwegian central bank’s policy-setting executive board holds interest rate meeting - 0900 GMT.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 ATHENS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Georgia Law Review Symposium - 1420 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans is panelist at the Brookings Institution “Risk Management for Monetary Policy Near the Zero Lower Bound” conference - 1530 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM) luncheon - 0100 GMT.
MONDAY, MARCH 23 PARIS - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester and Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer speak before the Global Interdependence Center “New Policies for the Post Crisis Era” conference in Paris, France, during morning Session 1: “Putting A Context on Monetary Policy - On Both Sides of the Pond.” - 0815 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks before a luncheon meeting of the Economic Club of New York.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 LONDON - Bank of England holds Financial Policy Committee meeting. LONDON - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio takes part in a panel discussion at the International Financial Services Forum in London, titled “The future of international monetary policy and its impact on global economic recovery” - 0905 GMT. LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard participates in “The Future of International Monetary Policy and its Impact on Global Economic Recovery” panel before the International Financial Services Forum hosted by City Week - 1005 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Edey participates in panel discussion at the ASIC Annual Forum 2015.
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to publish Financial Stability Review report - 0030 GMT. LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) City Lectures, “Monetary Policy and the Economy” event - 1030 GMT. KELOWNA - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane gives presentation as part of the bank’s regional outreach program - 1930 GMT.
LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent speaks in London on ‘Issues relevant to UK Monetary Policy’ - 0915 GMT.
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