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MONDAY, APRIL 17 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivers speech at annual meeting of trust association - 0615 GMT. TUESDAY, APRIL 18
** WASHINGTON - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington - 1830 GMT.
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 26th Annual Minsky Conference, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y – 1300 GMT. 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
** NEW YORK - Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso to speak at a Columbia University event – 2230 GMT.
** NEW YORK - European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure at C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics in New York – 1200 GMT.
** NEW YORK - European Central Bank Board member Peter Praet will give a speech at the "Levy Economics Institute's 26th annual Hyman P. Minsky conference" in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York – 1400 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will participate on a roundtable discussion at the International Monetary Fund - 1700 GMT.
TALLINN - ECB Governing Council Member Ardo Hansson to speak about financial stability report of Estonia Central Bank – 0500 GMT.
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 ** WASHINGTON - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – 1500 GMT.
WASHINGTON - National Bank of Ukraine Governor Valeria Gontareva speaks before the Atlantic Council event - 1900 GMT.
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 - IMF's Asia and Pacific Department holds press briefing in Washington – 1200 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and board member Benoit Coeure will participate in the 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. (to April 22) – 1100 GMT.
SAINT PAUL, Minnesota - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari participates in a question-and-answer session as part of the Hamline University Community Economic Development Symposium - 1330 GMT.
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 WASHINGTON - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick T. Harker will speak in Washington D.C 1830 GMT.
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).
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 VIENNA - European Central Bank Regulation Chief Daniele Nouy to speak at panel discussion – 0630 GMT.
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.
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
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will give speech at the Economic Society (QLD) Business Lunch - 0310 GMT. MEXICO CITY - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech at CanCham México and Club de industriales, Mexico City - 2025 GMT.
BRUSSELS - European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will speak at conference in Brussels – 1100 GMT.
LAUSSANE, Switzerland - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will speak at award ceremony – 1630 GMT.
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
FLORENCE, Italy - President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian Politician and President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani & President of the European Council Donald Tusk to speak at Florence event.
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 SATURDAY, MAY 6
TOKYO – Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda, Philippines Central Bank Governor Tetangco will speak at roundtable hosted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) – 0700 GMT.
MONDAY, MAY 8 CHICAGO, Illinois - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester to speak before event, "From Main Street to Wall Street: Economic Growth, Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve" hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in Chicago – 1245 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.
ITALY - G7 finance ministers meet in southern Italy (to May 13). ZURICH – Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer speaks at Private banking event in Zurich – 0730 GMT.
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. FRIDAY, MAY 12 ** TOKYO - Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada speaks at Hitotsubashi University seminar – 0415 GMT.
DUBLIN - Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans and Governing Council of European Central Bank Philip R. Lane speaks at conference.
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. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 LONDON - Bank of England Chief Economist John Haldane speaks at Finance Foundation's annual lecture – 1800 GMT.
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
BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Finance Ministers' meeting (to May 23).
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.
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. THURSDAY, MAY 25 TORONTO - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Sylvain Leduc will give speech at Payments Canada, Toronto – 2120 GMT.
NEW ZEALAND - Reserve Bank of New Zealand holds a financial stability report media conference.
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