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NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on “Bank Regulation and Supervision” and receives Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) Medal for High Civic Service and speaks at award dinner - 0115 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. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the Senate Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of the Treasury - 1900 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’s Andrew Bailey, Sandy Boss and Charles Randell appear before the Treasury Select Committee hearing - Prudential Regulation Authority. LONDON - Bank of England holds monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting (to March 5). OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement - 1500 GMT. BERLIN - German’s Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele holds press conference on unveiling of the new 20 Euro banknote - 0900 GMT. BERLIN - German’s Bundesbank Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele to speak on Bitcoin - chances and risks - 1800 GMT. 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. ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis speaks at the Greek-French Chamber of Commerce - 1830 GMT.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 CYPRUS - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference from ECB head Mario Draghi. NEW YORK - Counselor to the U.S. Treasury Secretary for Housing Finance Policy Michael Stegman speaks before the Goldman Sachs Third Annual Housing Finance Conference - 1450 GMT. TEXAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on “Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed & Farewell, El Paso” before a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch - 0000 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Global Macroeconomics Conference - 0130 GMT. OTTAWA - Manning Networking Conference (to March 7). Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will be the key speaker. GUNMA, Japan - Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi speaks
DALLAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on “State of the Economy and Farewell, Dallas” before a Dallas Regional Chamber luncheon - 1830 GMT. HONOLULU - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the CFA Society Hawaii 10th Annual Economic Forecast Dinner - 0415 GMT.
MONDAY, MARCH 9 WASHINGTON -Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the National Association for Business Economics annual Economic Policy Conference - 1825 GMT. TEXAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on “Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed” before the Founding Director’s Lecture Series at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy - 2330 GMT. EHIME, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks - 0100 GMT.
BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). HOBART, Australia - RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent speaks at the National RSL Clubs Conference - 2205 GMT.
WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate (OCR).
DONA, Qatar - 2015 IIF Spring Membership Meeting: Global Energy at a Turning Point (to March 16). Speakers:- Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde, Qatar Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani and Qatar National Bank Chief Executive Abdullah Al Awar.
MONDAY, MARCH 16 FRANKFURT - Frankfurt Finance Summit (to March 17). Speakers:- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlager, ECB board member Peter Praet, Germany’s Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret and Germany’s Bundesbank Deputy President Claudia Buch. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to March 17).
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of March policy meeting - 0030 GMT.
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