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WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies in Washington (to April 16). Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard and U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets to attend. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer moderates “Session 2: Macro-Prudential Tools: Gathering Evidence” panel at the IMF/WB meetings - 1440 GMT. WASHINGTON - Japan Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Tatsuo Yamasaki speaks on “Japan’s Vision for Prosperity and Institutional Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region” before the Atlantic Council - 1800 GMT. CHARLESTON, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on “Investing in People for Long-Term Prosperity” before a group of business and community leaders - 2330 GMT. BEIJING - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker gives a speech at Microsoft’s office focused on promoting “Smart Cities and Smart Growth” - 0600 GMT. NEW YORK - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks at Council on Foreign Relations - 1215 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada policy interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report - 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference - 1145 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz holds a news conference following the release of the central bank’s monetary policy report - 1515 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Grant Spencer will deliver a speech on housing at the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce - 0030 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to deliver a speech at an annual meeting of Japan’s trust bank association - 0615 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a lunch discussion on corporate bonds - 1130 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank to publish Financial Infrastructure Report.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economy before the Forecasters Club of New York - 1710 GMT. LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in “The U.S. Economic Outlook and Implications for Monetary Policy” event hosted by Chatham House - 1730 GMT. WASHINGTON - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, Central Bank of Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Turkey Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Islamic Development Bank President Ali Al-Madanim and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna participate in “Islamic Finance: Unlocking its Potential and Supporting Stability” - 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks on “Eurozone at a Crossroads (Again)” regarding key economic policy issues in Germany and in Europe before the Brookings Institution - 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in panel, “The Elusive Pursuit of Inflation” before the IMF/World Bank meetings. Other panelists include IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton and European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet - 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks on “The Greek Economy and its Global Partners” on the prospects for reform and economic renewal in Greece, and the details of any future strategic agreement among Greece, its European partners, and the IMF, before the Brookings Institution - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - “Economy Class: Looking to Upgrade Global Growth” discussion with European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer, Ukraine Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko, Peru Minister of Economy and Finance Alonso Segura and Belgium Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, U.S Former Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan participate in “The new Normal in Asia: Will Growth Inevitably Slow?” discussion. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank members Heidi Elmer and David Vestin will participate in the Swedish National Debt Office’s finance day and speak on the subject of “Monetary policy is a low interest rate environment”. BALSTA, Sweden - Sweden’s Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson will participate in Facken inom industrins Collective Bargaining Conference.
WASHINGTON - 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (to April 19).
JAKARTA - World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015. WASHINGTON - Institute for International Finance hosts International Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Roundtable. Speakers:- People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer and Bank for International Settlements General Manager Jaime Caruana.
NEW YORK - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks at the Bloomberg summit. NEW YORK - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an American Australian Association luncheon hosted by Goldman Sachs - 1630 GMT. NEW YORK - Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer gives speech at Paris EuroPlace International Financial Forum - 1800 GMT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of April policy meeting - 0130 GMT.
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic holds Summit on the Economy in Washington. Speakers:- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and U.S Labor Secretary Tom Perez. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds Executive Board Meeting.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 RIGA - Euro zone finance ministers meet in Riga WASHINGTON - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will speak as part of a panel at the Export-Import Bank of the United States - 1430 GMT. BERNE - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Thomas Jordan is due to speak at the Swiss National Bank annual shareholder meeting in Berne.
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