March 16 (Reuters) -
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Major central bank events ** This Diary is filed daily ** --------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decides on interest rates - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after FOMC's rate-setting meeting - 1830 GMT. LONDON - UK Finance Minister George Osborne announces 2016 annual budget - 1230 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) Guy Debelle speaks at the FX Week Australia conference - 2205 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT - National Bank of Poland chief Marek Belka and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi speak at the opening of an art exhibition - 1730 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of Riksbank - 0800 GMT. COPENHAGEN - The Danish central bank will issue new forecast for economic growth and hold a quarterly press conference - 0930 GMT. THURSDAY, MARCH 17 STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden takes part in a panel on household indebtedness in connection with the presentation by the European Commission of its Country Report for Sweden - 0745 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to publish the minutes of its January policy meeting - 2350 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Council summit (to March 18). LONDON - Bank of England interest rate decision - 1200 GMT. OSLO - Norway central bank interest rate decision and monetary policy report - 0900 GMT. BERNE - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) releases economic forecasts - 0645 GMT. BERNE - Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment - 0830 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Head of Financial Stability Department Luci Ellis speaks at the Financial Risk Day 2016 conference - 2230 GMT. QUEBEC - Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao is expected to present a balanced budget as Canada's mostly French-language province continues its debt-fighting efforts. FRIDAY, MARCH 18 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives welcome and opening remarks before the "Supervising Large, Complex Financial Institutions: Defining Objectives and Measuring Effectiveness" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - 1300 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in "Defining the Objectives and Goals of Supervision" panel before the "Supervising Large, Complex Financial Institutions: Defining Objectives and Measuring Effectiveness" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - 1500 GMT. FRANKFURT, Germany - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Ninth Conference of the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy, Euro Area Business Cycle Network, European Central Bank, U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Georgetown University Center for Economic Research - 1900 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England's Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations Paul Fisher will be a panelist at the Institute for Public Policy Research "The Path from Paris" conference - 1030 GMT. BRUSSELS - German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum (to Mar. 20). Speakers:- European Parliament President Martin Schulz, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and National Bank of Greece Governor Louka Katseli. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson talks about low interest rates over a long period of time, reasons and consequences, at a breakfast seminar - 0700 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of Riksbank.
MONDAY, MARCH 21 SAVANNAH, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Rotary Club of Savannah - 1640 GMT. PARIS - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker participates in "Session 1: Central Bankers Outlook" before the Global Interdependence Center conference, "Inflation Expectations, Implications and Policy Response in a New Paradigm for Commodities" - 0745 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen to hold a news conference on monetary policy and global economy - 0900 GMT. SYDNEY - Masatsugu Asakawa, Japan's vice minister for international affairs in ministry of finance, speaks on "Abenomics and the Japanese Economy" at the Australia, Japan and International Economic Outlook Seminar - 0415 GMT.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on "Growth and the Role of Economic Policies" before the Money Marketeers of New York University - 2300 GMT. BRIGHTON, England - Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee member Kristin Forbesat speaks at the Royal Economic Society annual conference - 1330 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial System) Malcolm Edey speaks at the ASIC Annual Forum 2016 - 0045 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the ASIC Annual Forum 2016 - 0535 GMT. FRANKFURT - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks at the Center for Financial Studies - 1300 GMT. OTTAWA - New Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present his first budget, focus on huge deficit needed to finance infrastructure spending - 2000 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 PHILADELPHIA - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker gives welcome remarks before the "Book Launch: Shared Prosperity in America's Communities" event - 2130 GMT. OTTAWA - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau will give his first post-budget speech at a breakfast meeting - 1100 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee meets. VADUZ, Liechtenstein - Germany's Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks at the Finance Forum.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the New York Association for Business Economics - 1215 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank releases economic bulletin - 0900 GMT.
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