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BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers to meet to discuss Greece’s request for a six-month extension of its bailout programme - 1400 GMT.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 BOLOGNA, Italy - Italian economy and finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan speaks at Johns Hopkins University.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 TOKYO - Bank of Japan will release the minutes of January policy meeting - 2350 GMT.
LONDON - ECB Board member Yves Mersch takes part in a panel discussion on “The Benefits to Achieving a Capital Markets Union” at Dialogue on creating an EU Capital Markets Union organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science and Goldman Sachs - 1345 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee - 1500 GMT. LONDON, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks at the Western University, followed by news conference - 1845 GMT. LONDON - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: United Kingdom 2015. LONDON, United Kingdom - Bank of England monetary policy member Kristin Forbes speaks at the annual State of the Economy Conference on “Prospects for the UK Economy” organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs - 0910 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee. OSLO - Central bank of Norway Governor Oystein Olsen gives lectures at the University of Oslo - 1400 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank to release the minutes of February policy meeting - 0830 GMT.
ATLANTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference - 1800 GMT. YOKOHAMA, Japan - Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks - 0130 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, former Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso participate in the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum 2015 Annual Conference sponsored by the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. NEW YORK - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio takes part in a panel discussion on ‘Central Banking with Large Balance Sheets’ - 1830 GMT.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate meeting - 0330 GMT.
LAKE FOREST, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club 2015 Economic Breakfast - 1400 GMT. KANSAS CITY, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by Central Exchange - 1800 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England (BoE) holds monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting (to Mar. 5). OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement.
TOKYO - Japanese Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Tatsuo Yamasaki speaks at a symposium entitled “Global economy: Are we fully prepared for normalisation of U.S. monetary policy?” - 0500 GMT.
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