Jan 18 (Reuters) -
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MONDAY, JANUARY 18 TOKYO - Bank of Japan to hold quarterly meeting of regional branch managers. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to speak. At the meeting, Bank of Japan will release a quarterly report assessing economic and price conditions of regional areas of Japan. LONDON - Bank of England monetary policy committee member Gertjan Vlieghe gives lecture at the London School of Economics on the topic “Debt, Demographics and the Distribution of Income: New Challenges for Monetary Policy” - 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank will publish the minutes of January extraordinary monetary policy meeting - 0830 GMT. TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund will release its World Economic Outlook update and will hold a press conference hosted by the Bank of England - 1000 GMT. VIENNA - Central and Eastern European Forum (to Jan. 20). Speakers:- Austria Finance Minister Hans Jorg Schelling, Serbia Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, Hungary National Economy Minister Mihaly Varga, National Bank of Austria Governor Ewald Nowotny, Bank of Albania Governor Gent Sejko, National Bank of Romania Deputy Governor Liviu Voinea, Croatian National Bank Governor Boris Vujcic, National Bank of Slovakia Deputy Governor Jan Toth, Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer and National Bank of Ukraine Deputy Governor Vladyslav Rashkovan LONDON - Office for National Statistics hosts economic forum on current account statistics - 0930 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives his first major speech of the year on monetary policy at Queen Mary University - 1200 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (to Jan 23). 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 will hold a press conference following the bank’s interest rate decision and the release of the monetary policy report - 1615 GMT. THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference - 1245 GMT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 VIENNA - Bank of Austria Governor Ewald Nowotny speaks at the economic reporters’ club - 0900 GMT. DUBLIN - Irish central bank Governor Philip Lane to deliver his first speech - 1230 GMT.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates (to Jan. 27).
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 DUBLIN - European Financial Forum. Speakers:- Central Bank of Ireland Governor Philip Lane, Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Bank of England’s Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation Andrew Bailey. ———————————————————————————————- For enquiries to customer help desks: click PHONE/HELP for telephone numbers. For any questions or comments on the diary, please e-mail: email@example.com NOTE: The inclusion of items in this diary does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.