Dec 16 (Reuters) -
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Major central bank events ** This Diary is filed daily ** —————————————————————————————- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates - 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference regarding the interest rate - 1930 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council and General Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Dec. 17). STOCKHOLM - Swedish Financial Stability Board meets - 1315 GMT. TOKYO - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at international conference on universal health coverage - 0000 GMT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Dec. 18). BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Dec. 18). OSLO - Norwegian central bank’s policy-setting executive board holds interest rate meeting - 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank releases economic bulletin - 0900 GMT. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 CHARLOTTE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker participates in economic outlook panel before the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2015 Economic Outlook Conference - 1730 GMT. VIENNA - Austrian central bank chief Ewald Nowotny to speak at press conference on Financial Stability Report 30 - 0900 GMT. HELSINKI - Finland’s finance ministry to update its forecasts for the stagnated euro zone member economy - 0900 GMT. OSLO - Norway central bank Governor Oystein Olsen addresses Norges Bank’s Regional Network. TOKYO - Bank of Japan announces interest rate decision - 0200 GMT.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 OTTAWA - Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers will meet in Ottawa (to Dec. 21) to discuss enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan and other issues. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a presentation on the global economy and Canadian monetary policy
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 TOKYO - Bank of Japan will publish the minutes of its November policy meeting - 2350 GMT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Keidanren business lobby - 0400 GMT.
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