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TUESDAY, MAY 12 WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) conference. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics - 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th annual Global Private Equity Conference hosted by the International Finance Corporation - 1300 GMT. SYDNEY - Australia releases 2015/16 Federal Budget BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council. SANDEFJORD - Central bank of Norway Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen addresses Norges Bank’s regional network - 0630 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand to publish fiscal stability report - 2100 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank will publish the minutes of April policy meeting - 0730 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 DALLAS - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will be in Dallas to underscore the importance of enacting business tax reform that simplifies the tax code, makes U.S. businesses more competitive, and closes unfair and inefficient tax loopholes while encouraging job creation, funding long-term infrastructure investment, and expanding opportunities to build a strong middle class. LONDON - Bank of England releases quarterly inflation report - 0930 GMT. Bank of England publishes updated growth, inflation and unemployment forecasts, usually presented in a news conference by Governor Mark Carney. OSLO - Central bank of Norway holds seminar on 2015 Financial Infrastructure Report - 0630 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT.
THURSDAY, MAY 14 WASHINGTON - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF - 1400 GMT. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to deliver welcome remarks. WASHINGTON - Bank of England’s Financial Markets Infrastructure Supervision Director David Bailey to attend the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Global Markets Advisory committee meeting TBILISI - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) annual meeting and business forum 2015 (to May 15). VANCOUVER, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lynn Patterson will address CFA Society Vancouver - 1930 GMT. ATHENS - Economist organizes a roundtable with the Greek government at Intercontinental Hotel. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers (to May 15).
FRIDAY, MAY 15 CAMBRIDGE - Bank of England’s Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority, Andrew Bailey to deliver lecture at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Yomiuri International Economic Society - 0340 GMT.
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Corporate Finance Forum - 2330 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Swedbank Global Seminar - 0600 GMT.
TUESDAY, MAY 19 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will address the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce in Prince Edward Island, followed by a news conference. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will publish the minutes of May policy meeting - 0130 GMT. VIENNA - Wiener Boerse Prize evening. Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling delivers keynote address, ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny takes part in panel discussion - 1600 GMT. GENEVA - Swiss National Bank director Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks in Geneva on “Swiss monetary policy facts and fictions” - 1600 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at The Future of International Governance and the G20 conference, hosted by the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute for International Policy - 2315 GMT. MUNICH, Germany - Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform: Challenges ahead for the United States and Europe (to May 20). Speakers:- Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans
WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee will publish the minutes of April policy meeting - 1800 GMT. MUNICH - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the National Association for Business Economics International Symposium: “Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform: Challenge Ahead for the United States and Europe” - 0700 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosts “Mortgage Contract Design: Implications for Households, Monetary Policy, and Financial Stability” conference (to May 21) LONDON - Bank of England will publish the minutes of May policy meeting - 0830 GMT. MELBOURNE - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor for Financial System, Malcolm Edey speaks at the 20th Annual Cards & Payments conference 2015 in Melbourne - 2250 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds executive board meeting.
THURSDAY, MAY 21 SINTRA, Portugal - ECB Forum on Central Banking (to May 23). Speakers:- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, European Central Bank board member Peter Praet, International Monetary Fund Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Central Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chief Economist Catherine Mann and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. STANFORD - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams and former Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participate in “Policy Panel on the Impact of Reform in Practice” before the Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform conference hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University - 2300 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe speaks in London. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to May 22).
FRIDAY, MAY 22 MANCHESTER, England - Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik gives speech at Association of Corporate Treasurers conference - 0945 GMT.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the Financial Intermediation Society, 2015 Academic Conference - 1215 GMT.
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