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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2015 annual meeting (to Jan. 24). WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting - 1930 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speech on administration priorities laid out in the State of the Union - 0200 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting - 0930 GMT. BRUSSELS - Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik speaks on financial markets - 1200 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report - 1500 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins hold a news conference to explain the bank’s rate decision and monetary policy report - 1615 GMT.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 EDINBURGH, Scotland - Bank of England monetary policy committee member David Miles gives a speech at University of Edinburgh on “What can monetary policy do?” - 0900 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England regulator Paul Fisher speaks at the Westminster Business Forum Insurance event - 0925 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference - 1330 GMT.
TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks about fiscal policy at an event hosted by Kyodo News - 0500 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference on “Managing cyber risk - the global banking perspective” - 1140 GMT.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 DAVOS, Switzerland - ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure to take part in panel discussion on “The Global Economic Outlook” - 1300 GMT.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 OSNABRUECK, Germany - Bundesbank Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele to speak on “New face of Euro” - 1000 GMT. OSNABRUECK, Germany - ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch to speak at exhibition “New face of Euro” - 1000 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the minutes of its December policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.
MONDAY, JANUARY 26 BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee holds two-day meeting on interest rates. LONDON - Bank of Japan former governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks on the topic “Crises in the monetary system: learning from experience”. CALGARY, Canada - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins addresses the Canadian Association for Business Economics in Calgary - 1920 GMT. BRATISLAVA - National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) to release update of its quarterly macroeconomic forecasts.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announces decision on interest rate decision, followed by statement - 1900 GMT. FRANKFURT - Meeting on “Perspectives for monetary policy in the euro area and development of the banking union”. Deutsche Bundesbank executive board member Joachim Nagel hosts the meeting. LUXEMBOURG - 19th Global Securities Finance Summit 2015 (to Jan. 29). Speakers:- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department Catherine Mann and European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Official Cash Rate (OCR).
STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 SARASOTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel partipate in “The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors” event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence Center - 2230 GMT.
SAINT PAUL, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on “Goal-Based Monetary Policy Report” before the Minnesota Bankers Association Conference - 1745 GMT.
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