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Political and General News —————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————————————- MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 ** WELLINGTON - New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said he will speak about the government’s economic plans in an address to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. ** PARIS - Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau opens a conference at the French central bank entitled “Monitoring Large and Complex Banks” - 0800 GMT.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 ** HELSINKI - Finland Finance Minister Petteri Orpo to meet reporters to discuss the centre-right government EU policy - 1000 GMT. ** FRANKFURT - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives speech on the occasion of the closing of the Cultural Days and the handover from Spain to Lithuania organised by the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany - 1900 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York co-hosts conference, “Transforming Communities: Driving and Assessing Investment” - 1400 GMT.
BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
** TOKYO - BOJ Governor Kuroda delivers brief speech at year-end party of private economists - 0900 GMT. ** ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives opening remarks before a Workforce Development Video Campaign award ceremony co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in Rochester, New York - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces its decision on interest rates, followed by a statement - 1900 GMT.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference – 1930 GMT. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 BERN - Swiss National Bank (SNB) monetary policy assessment with news conference. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech at Canadian Club Toronto followed by press conference – 1740 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by an interest rate announcement - 1245 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press conference following the interest rate decision meeting - 0830 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting, after the rate decision - 1200 GMT. OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds Announcement of the Executive Board’s interest rate decision and publication of Monetary Policy followed by press conference – 0900 GMT STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 ** RIGA - The Governor of Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics, a member of the Governing Council of the ECB, gives a news conference in Riga - 1000 GMT. ** BRUSSELS - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participating in European Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
ROME – Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at Rome Investment Forum (Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation). STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 0900 GMT.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 ** HELSINKI - ECB council member and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen to speak at a news conference as the central bank updates its forecasts for the Finnish economy - 0900 GMT.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a speech for students at ANSA’s career day - 0935 GMT. TALLINN - Estonia Central bank Governor and European Central Bank Governing Council member Ardo Hansson will speak on Estonia’s economy - 0900 GMT.
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia central bank (NBS) Governor Jozef Makuch holds a news conference – 1200 GMT.
OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a speech to Norges Bank regional network, Region East - 1100 GMT.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before an event hosted by Lambda Alpha International-Minnesota Chapter - 1810 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank holds monetary policy meeting 6 – 0800 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to December 21). STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will be published - 0830 GMT.
TOKYO – Bank of Japan issues minutes of monetary policy meetings at its Oct. 30-31 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Dec. 20-21 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will release the minutes from its December policy meeting – 1900 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes from the monetary policy will be published – 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 SAN DIEGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric S. Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook and receives the GIC Frederick Heldring Award for Global Leadership at an event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center - 1800 GMT.
ZURICH, Switzerland - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at Zurich University of Education - 1700 GMT.
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report – 1500 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold a press conference to discuss the contents of the Monetary Policy Report – 1615 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 23).
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by an interest rate announcement and a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi, after the interest rate meeting. OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds announcement of the executive board’s interest rate decision – 0900 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases minutes of monetary policy meeting held on Dec 20 and 21 - 2350 GMT.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Jan. 22-23 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
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