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** VALLETTA - European Union finance ministers meet for monthly talks.

VALLETTA, Malta - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an Informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta (Final Day).

VALLETTA, Malta – Official Council meetings of economic and financial affairs ministers (Final Day).

VALLETTA, Malta - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board Danièle Nouy and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta (Final Day).

CERNOBBIO, Italy - Executive board member Yves Mersch participates in a panel discussion “The Agenda for Europe” at Ambrosetti’s Finance Forum on “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance” in Villa d‘Este, Cernobbio - 0730 GMT. SUNDAY, APRIL 9 VIMY, France - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Francois Hollande and Prince of Wales Harry commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France.

MONDAY, APRIL 10 ** HANOI - Asian Development Bank hosts press conference on economic outlook for Vietnam – 0130 GMT.

** MELBOURNE, Australia - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Monash University International Distinguished Lecture event in Melbourne, Australia – 0305 GMT.

** ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Central Bank reviews policy rate – 1100 GMT. ** ANN ARBOR, U.S. state of Michigan - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in a discussion with Gerald R. Ford School Dean Susan Collins before the “Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: Policy Talk Series” in Ann Arbor – 2010 GMT.

VIENNA - Austrian National Bank Vice Governor Andreas Ittner will speak to business reporters.

TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold quarterly meeting of regional branch managers.

LUCCA, Italy - Foreign Ministers from the G7 group of major industrialised nations hold a two-day meeting in the Tuscan city of Lucca (to April 11).

SYDNEY - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President and CEO James Bullard will speak at Monash University in Melbourne – 0130 GMT. TUESDAY, APRIL 11 ** STOCKHOLM – Swedish National Bank Governor Stefan Nils Magnus Ingves will hold a guest lecture on financial crises and future challenges at the Department of Economic History. MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a question-and-answer session as part of a Minnesota Business Partnership meeting - 1745 GMT.

VIENNA - Andreas Ittner, vice governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, speaks to business reporters - 2300 GMT.

UNITED STATES - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Auto Summit (to April 12) - 1200. VIENNA - Austrian National Bank Vice Governor Andreas Ittner speaks to business reporters - 0900 GMT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 ** NAIROBI - World Bank launches its economic update for Kenya – 0900 GMT.

** BRUSSELS - Christine Lagarde Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund will speak about the global outlook and policy priorities ahead of the upcoming 2017 IMF Spring Meetings – 0900 GMT.

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold a press conference on Monetary Policy Report - 1515 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report - 1400 GMT. THURSDAY, APRIL 13

TOKYO - Central bank officials including ECB Deputy Director-General John Fell, Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Muhammad bin Ibrahim, Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla, will speak at a seminar hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo.

MONDAY, APRIL 17 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivers speech at annual meeting of trust association - 0615 GMT. TUESDAY, APRIL 18 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will release the minutes of April Monetary Policy Meeting - 0430

TORONTO, Canada - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins gives a speech at Toronto Region Board of Trade - 1645 GMT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

** STOCKHOLM - Sweden Central Bank holds a meeting of its executive board – 0700 GMT.

** ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks in Annandale-on-Hudson - 1630 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT.

TALLINN - ECB Governing Council member Ardo Hansson to speak about financial stability report of Estonia Central Bank – 0800 GMT.

STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0700 GMT SWEDEN - Swedish central bank holds a meeting of its executive board - 0700 GMT. MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at State Duma - 0900 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0800 GMT. THURSDAY, APRIL 20

** MEXICO CITY - Mexico Central Bank Chief Agustin Carstens speaks in Washington.

WASHINGTON - Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens speaks on a Brookings Institute webcast from the National Press Center – 1300 GMT.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 ** WASHINGTON - Swedish National Bank Governor Stefan Nils Magnus Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson will participate in the spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank in Washington D.C. (to April 23).

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank hold their annual spring meetings in Washington D.C. (to April 23). TUESDAY, APRIL 25 OSLO - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen gives a speech at Norwegian Academy Of Science And Letters. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 FRANKFURT - “Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017”. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0800 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary policy meeting (to April 27). THURSDAY, APRIL 27 FRANKFURT - European Central Bank news conference following the Government Council interest rate decision - 0630 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces its interest rate decision. Monetary Policy Report will be published - 0830 GMT. FRIDAY, APRIL 28 BERN - Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank new President Jean-Paul Studer and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe - 0800 GMT.

BERN - Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan - 0800 GMT.

VALLETTA, Malta – Official Council meetings of foreign affairs ministers (to April 29).

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

LONDON - Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) holds a city lecture with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Steven Kaplan on monetary policy, commodity prices and the outlook for the U.S. economy.

TUESDAY, MAY 2 OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad attend the hearing regarding the Government Pension Fund Global before the standing committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Storting.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

LONDON - Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) holds a discussion with Central Bank of Malta Governor Josef Bonnici on the divergent monetary policies, the impact of negative interest rates, the future of the capital markets union and the role of central banks in boosting economic growth. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the Executive Board of the Riksbank - 1100 GMT

THURSDAY, MAY 4

LONDON - Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) holds a city lecture with Chairperson of the European Banking Authority Andrea Enria.

OSLO - Norway Central Bank announces executive board’s interest rate decision - 0800 GMT TOKYO - Asean finance and central bank deputies meeting (to May 5). TOKYO - Asean finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ joint meeting (to May 5). FRIDAY, MAY 5

LONDON - Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) holds a city lecture with Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon about divergent monetary policies and the restructuring of China economy. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank - 1100 GMT WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 BRYNE, Norway - The deputy governors of Norges Bank, Jon Nicolaisen and Egil Matsen, give speeches to Regional Network, region South-West.

THURSDAY, MAY 11 NEW ZEALAND - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces monetary policy statement and official cash rate (OCR). STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0700 GMT

BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs council meeting. SATURDAY, MAY 13

LONDON - A roundtable briefing with President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, on the political, economic and investment issues facing Catalonia.

MONDAY, MAY 15 OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen attend the hearing regarding the conduct of monetary policy before the standing committee on finance and economic affairs of the Storting.

BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs council meeting. TUESDAY, MAY 16 BRUSSELS - EU general affairs council meeting. THURSDAY, MAY 18 MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the Economic Club of Minnesota - 1700 GMT. NINH BINH, Vietnam - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (SFOM) (to May 19). MONDAY, MAY 22

STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0700 GMT

MOSS, Norway - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen will give a speech at the anniversary seminar held by the local trade and industry association in Moss.

TUESDAY, MAY 23

GARDERMOEN, Norway - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a speech at a conference hosted by the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 ** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank to publish Financial Stability Report - 0730 GMT.

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement - 1400 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

NEW ZEALAND - Reserve Bank of New Zealand holds a financial stability report media conference.

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