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SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 JACKSON HOLE, United States - Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on “Labor markets and monetary policy” at Kansas Fed’s annual Jackson Hole symposium. HARPSUND, Sweden - Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg holds a press conference in Harpsund, where he will present an economic update, including new forecasts for Swedish growth and public debt - 1300 GMT.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 BOSTON, United States - Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) Total Store Expo in Boston.
MONDAY, AUGUST 25 KINGSTON, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech titled “Policy challenges in an open world”. The speech is closed to the media and is part of the Canadian Association for Business Economics’ annual conference in Kingston, Ontario. HELSINKI - Finnish ambassadors annual meeting (to Aug. 26). Speakers:- ECB council member Erkki Liikanen and Finnish ministers Alexander Stubb, Antti Rinne and Carl Haglund.
VIENNA - Alpbach economic conference in Vienna (to Aug. 29). Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny.
LUGANO, Switzerland - Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society - 1130 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
LJUBLJANA - Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia (to Sep 2). Speakers:- Slovenia Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, Slovenia President Borut Pahor, China’s Former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Czech Republic First Deputy Foreign Minister Petr Drulak, Slovak Republic Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Slovenia Defence Minister Roman Jakic, Republic of Macedonia Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, Serbia Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and European Investment Bank (EIP) President Werner Hoyer. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the Executive Board of the Riksbank
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting (to Sep 4). FRANKFURT - ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech “Countdown to November: European Supervision ready for liftoff” at “Banken im Umbruch” conference in Frankfurt - 0930 GMT. ADELAIDE - RBA Governor Glenn Stevens addresses the Committee for Economic Development of Australia Luncheon in Adelaide - 0320 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Sep 4). OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 PITTSBURGH, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon - 1545 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference. LONDON - Bank of England interest rate decision.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 HELENA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota participates in a “Town Hall Forum with President Kocherlakota” - 0100 GMT.
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