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WASHINGTON - G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting (to April 17). 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 - International Monetary Fund 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 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 Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, Peru Economy and Finance Minister Alonso Segura and Belgium Finance Minister 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 (to April 21). 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. VIENNA - Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling to speak about tax reform with Kurier editor - 1500 GMT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its April policy meeting - 0130 GMT. OTTAWA - Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will present the annual federal budget for the fiscal year - 2000 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, LATVIA - Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) (to April 25). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks on the long-term prospects for Asia’s economy hosted by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan - 0300 GMT. 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 Chairman Thomas Jordan is due to speak at the Swiss National Bank annual shareholder meeting in Berne.
MONDAY, APRIL 27 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Australian Financial Review Banking and Wealth Summit - 2240 GMT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee holds two-day meeting on interest rates. ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and minister of state Panagiotis Nikoloudis meet with delegation of Swiss finance ministry officials for talks on closer cooperation between the two countries’ tax authorities - 0900 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting (to April 29).
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