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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. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank Governor, Stefan Ingves, will participate in the Swedish Centre for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel “What can a central bank do when the policy rate is close to its lower bound?”.
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).
VIENNA - High-level panel discussion on “The Western Balkans 15 Years of Economic Transition: Policy Challenges and Solutions Ahead” moderated by IMF European Department Director Poul Thomsen. Croatian National Bank Governor Boris Vujcic, Macedonia Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski and Austrian National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny to attend.
PARIS - European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch to speak at a banking conference on “What to expect now the ECB is in charge” - 0800 GMT.
PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin speaks at the “Future of Banking” conference. 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). PARIS - EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner and ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure speak at an asset management conference - 0730 GMT. VIENNA - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and his Austrian counterpart, Hans Joerg Schelling, to attend a panel discussion on Financial Policy for New Confidence in Europe - 1700 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 PARIS - ECB governing council member and Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at a conference in Paris about private debt placements - 1430 GMT.
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. SYDNEY - RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the KangaNews DCM Summit. 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference - 1830 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting - 0930 GMT. LONDON - UK Finance Minister George Osborne presents 2015 budget. REYKJAVIK - Iceland Central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds executive board meeting.
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