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WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank hold their annual spring meetings in Washington D.C. (to April 23). ** LONDON - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Michael Saunders speaks at the Federation of Small Businesses – 1125 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau keynote address at McKinsey’s Center for Government event – 1230 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau to attend Early Warning Exercise Meeting in Washington – 2330 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Colombia Minister of Finance and Public Credit Minister Mauricio Cardenas to discuss “Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility” – 1500 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion on “Unlocking Financing for Climate Action” – 1900 GMT. ** WASHINGTON - Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and Bank Of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda brief the press at a joint news conference.
WASHINGTON - European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer speaks on “Europe today and in the future” at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
WASHINGTON - G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Washington (to April 22) – 1400 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks before the Toronto Center Panel – 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department holds a press briefing – 1200 GMT. WASHINGTON - ECB President Mario Draghi and board member Benoit Coeure will participate in the 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF (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 Ingves and Deputy Governor Per Jansson will participate in the spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank (to April 23).
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks before the “Fiscal Forum Opening Session: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance” – 1745 GMT.
WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will participate in “A Conversation on the U.S. Economy” – 2015 GMT.
MONDAY, APRIL 24 ** LOS ANGELES, California - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a question-and-answer session at “Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, TBTF” - 1530 GMT.
DUBLIN – Irish Central Bank Governor Philip Lane and Finance Minister Michael Noonan to speak at the official opening of the central bank’s new headquarters in Dublin – 1320 GMT. LONDON - Czech central bank Vice Governor Mojmir Hamlp to attend a discussion on “Unconventional monetary policy tools” – 1745 GMT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25 LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council meeting – 0800 GMT.
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).
LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council meeting. 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.
WASHINGTON - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C - 1830 GMT.
BERN - Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe - 0800 GMT.
VALLETTA, Malta – Official Council meetings of foreign affairs ministers (to April 29).
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.
STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the Executive Board of the Riksbank - 1100 GMT
BRUSSELS - African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-EU Council of ministers meeting (to May 5).
TOKYO - Joint meeting of Asean finance ministers and central bank governors (to May 5). MEXICO CITY - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech at CanCham Mexico and Club de industriales, Mexico City - 2025 GMT.
BRUSSELS - ECB Executive Board Member Peter Praet will speak at a conference – 1100 GMT.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - ECB President Mario Draghi will speak at an award ceremony – 1630 GMT.
OSLO - Norway Central Bank executive board’s interest rate decision - 0800 GMT
JAPAN - ASEAN Finance Ministers, Investors Seminar.
CALIFORNIA, United States - Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks before the Hoover Monetary Policy Conference in Stanford – 1530 GMT.
FLORENCE, Italy - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian politician and president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, as well as European Council President Donald Tusk to speak at Florence event. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank - 1100 GMT
** STANFORD, California - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in SIEPR-Hoover Joint Event – 1930 GMT.
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 – 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 - Norges Bank deputy governors, 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.
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.
LONDON - Bank of England Chief Economist John Haldane speaks at Finance Foundation’s annual lecture – 1800 GMT.
BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. 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).
FRIDAY, MAY 19 BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting.
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.
BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.
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 ** WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee Meeting (FOMC) Minutes – 1800 GMT.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 26 ITALY - G7 summit in Taormina, Italy (to May 27).
** WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Reserve issues its Beige Book on economic condition - 1800 GMT.
NEW ZEALAND - Reserve Bank of New Zealand holds a financial stability report media conference.
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