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Major central bank events ** This Diary is filed daily ** ——————————————————————————————- TUESDAY, APRIL 26 WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets participates in “U.S.-China Economic Engagement in 2016: A Conversation on China” before the 7th Annual China Business Conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 2130 GMT. NEW YORK - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech to the Investment Industry Association of Canada and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - 1240 GMT. NEW YORK - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz holds a press conference - 1350 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee two-day meeting on interest rates (to April 27). FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Macroprudential Policy and Research conference (to April 27). Speakers: IMF Director of Monetary and Capital Markets Department Jose Vinals, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio and Finnish central bank chief Erkii Liikanen. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio gives welcome remarks and a speech at the European Central Bank Macroprudential Policy and Research conference - 0700 GMT and 1700 GMT. ROME - Germany’s Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann speaks on the topic “Solidity and solidarity in the European Monetary Union” - 1630 GMT. PARIS - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi meets French President Francois Hollande - 1100 GMT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 LONDON - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Angel Gurria gives a speech on Britain’s EU referendum at the London School of Economics - 0930 GMT. TALLINN - Estonian Central Bank to release its financial stability report. Governor Ardo Hansson to hold press conference - 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee issues a statement on interest rates - 1800 GMT. VANCOUVER - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, giving an overview of the Canadian government’s plan to strengthen the middle class and invest in the economy - 1900 GMT. DUBLIN - Irish central bank Governor Philip Lane speaks at the publication of 2015 annual report - 1000 GMT. FRANKFURT - Bank of England Financial Policy Committee member Don Kohn speaks at the “First annual ECB macroprudential policy and research conference - Macroprudential policy: implementation and effectiveness” - 0700 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to April 28). WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces official cash rate - 2100 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan interest rate decision - 2200 GMT. THURSDAY, APRIL 28 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda holds a news conference following a regular central bank policy meeting - 0630 GMT. LONDON - UK Finance Minister George Osborne to appear before Parliament’s Treasury Committee to discuss EU membership - 0930 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England former deputy governor, Charlie Bean, speaks at the Office for National Statistics Economic Forum - 0830 GMT. MADRID - Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde will participate in a conference in tribute to Federico Prades, “Challenges for the Spanish Economy” - 1100 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson to speak on Sweden’s economy - 0740 GMT. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on “Prospects for the American Economy” as part of the OMFIF City Lecture series - 1030 GMT. BRUSSELS - First Single Resolution Board (SRB) Conference “Charting the course: making bank resolution work” - 0700 GMT. Speakers: European Commission VP for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Tapani Katainen, BoE Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe, BoE Executive Director Resolution Andrew Gracie and Bank of France Second Deputy Governor Robert Ophele. BRUSSELS - Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe speaks at the First Single Resolution Board (SRB) Conference “Charting the course: making bank resolution work” - 1200 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank. BERNE - Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank new President Jean Studer and Chairman of Governing Board Thomas Jordan - 0900 GMT. MUNICH - Speech by German Bundesbank chief, Jens Weidmann - 0900 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 2 BEVERLY HILLS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives a panel presentation on “Systemic Risk: Inevitable or Preventable?” before the Milken Institute 2016 Global Conference - 2130 GMT. FRANKFURT - Asian Development Bank holds its four-day annual meeting in Frankfurt (to May 5). LUCERNE, Switzerland - Financial seminar on challenges posed by euro. Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan and European Central Bank Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger to speak.
TUESDAY, MAY 3 AMELIA ISLAND, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester introduces and moderates a panel on “Unconventional Wisdom: How Will Unusual Monetary Policy Affect Market Liquidity?” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Financial Markets conference - 1430 GMT. JACKSONVILLE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville - 2300 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting - 0430 GMT. SANTA MONICA, United States - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will participate in a panel discussion at the Miliken Institute - 1630 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 ROCHESTER, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari hosts a town hall meeting - 2230 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. LJUBLJANA - Slovenia Finance Minister Dusan Mramor and Bank of Slovenia Vice Governor Mejra Festic talk at a conference on EU integration - 0900 GMT. THURSDAY, MAY 5 STANFORD, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart participate in “International Monetary Policy and Reform in Practice” panel before the Hoover Institution “International Monetary Stability - Past, Present, and Future” policy conference - 2315 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank economic bulletin - 0800 GMT.
FRIDAY, MAY 6 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia quarterly statement on monetary policy - 0130 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will participate in a panel discussion - 1500 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 9 LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the “City Week 2016: The International Financial Services Forum” - 0910 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to publish the minutes of its March policy meeting - 2350 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari speaks before the Economic Club of Minnesota - 1700 GMT. ———————————————————————————————- For enquiries to customer help desks: click PHONE/HELP for telephone numbers. For any questions or comments on the diary, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: The inclusion of items in this diary does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.