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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. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Carney appears before House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee - 1435 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England’s Paul Fisher will be present at a panel discussion at the UCL Law Faculty - 1800 GMT. 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 FRANKFURT - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives keynote speech at opening of conference focused on the effectiveness of the central bank’s sovereign bond-buying plan. Other ECB policymakers Peter Praet, Erkki Liikanen and Ewald Nowotny will also be speaking at the event. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden will participate in a panel discussion at Business Model Finance 2015 - 1525 GMT.
WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate (OCR). LONDON - German’s Bundesbank Deputy President Claudia Buch will take part in a discussion on “Germany’s new role in Europe and beyond?” - 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT - German’s Bundesbank reports 2014 annual results. German’s Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann holds a news conference - 1000 GMT. PARIS - EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure speak at an asset management conference - 0730 GMT. PARIS - European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure speaks with French economic and financial journalists association AJEF about the theme of “What link is there between monetary policy and economic growth?” - 1900 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 - European Central Bank governing council member and Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at a conference in Paris about private debt placements - 1430 GMT.
DOHA, 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:- European Central Bank board members Sabine Lautenschlager and Peter Praet, Germany’s Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret and Germany’s Bundesbank Deputy President Claudia Buch. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia 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 - U.S. 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. STOCKHOLM - Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden’s Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds executive board meeting.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 TOKYO - Bank of Japan will publish the minutes of February policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 ATHENS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Georgia Law Review Symposium - 1420 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans is panelist at the Brookings Institution “Risk Management for Monetary Policy Near the Zero Lower Bound” conference - 1530 GMT. SYDNEY - RBA Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM) luncheon - 0100 GMT.
MONDAY, MARCH 23 PARIS - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester and Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer speak before the Global Interdependence Center “New Policies for the Post Crisis Era” conference in Paris, France, during morning Session 1: “Putting A Context on Monetary Policy - On Both Sides of the Pond.” - 0815 GMT.
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