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SATURDAY, MAY 9 FRANKFURT - Germany’s Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to speak on “Monetary Policy on close inspection” - 0500 GMT. Germany’s Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel will also participate.
LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision - 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.
TUESDAY, MAY 12 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics - 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th annual Global Private Equity Conference hosted by the International Finance Corporation - 1300 GMT. SYDNEY - Australia releases 2015/16 Federal Budget BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council. SANDEFJORD - Central bank of Norway Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen addresses Norges Bank’s regional network - 0630 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand to publish fiscal stability report - 2100 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank will publish the minutes of April policy meeting - 0730 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 LONDON - Bank of England releases quarterly inflation report - 0930 GMT. Bank of England publishes updated growth, inflation and unemployment forecasts, usually presented in a news conference by Governor Mark Carney. OSLO - Central bank of Norway holds seminar on 2015 Financial Infrastructure Report - 0630 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT.
THURSDAY, MAY 14 TBILISI - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) annual meeting and business forum 2015 (to May 15). ATHENS - Economist organizes a roundtable with the Greek government at Intercontinental Hotel. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers (to May 15).
FRIDAY, MAY 15 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Yomiuri International Economic Society - 0340 GMT.
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Corporate Finance Forum - 2330 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Swedbank Global Seminar - 0600 GMT.
TUESDAY, MAY 19 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will address the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce in Prince Edward Island, followed by a news conference. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will publish the minutes of May policy meeting - 0130 GMT. VIENNA - Wiener Boerse Prize evening. Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling delivers keynote address, ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny takes part in panel discussion - 1600 GMT. GENEVA - Swiss National Bank director Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks in Geneva on “Swiss monetary policy facts and fictions” - 1600 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at The Future of International Governance and the G20 conference, hosted by the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute for International Policy - 2315 GMT. MUNICH, Germany - Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform: Challenges ahead for the United States and Europe (to May 20). Speakers:- Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans
WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee will publish the minutes of April policy meeting - 1800 GMT. MUNICH - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the National Association for Business Economics International Symposium: “Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform: Challenge Ahead for the United States and Europe” - 0700 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosts “Mortgage Contract Design: Implications for Households, Monetary Policy, and Financial Stability” conference (to May 21) LONDON - Bank of England will publish the minutes of May policy meeting - 0830 GMT. MELBOURNE - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor for Financial System, Malcolm Edey speaks at the 20th Annual Cards & Payments conference 2015 in Melbourne - 2250 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s Riksbank holds executive board meeting.
STANFORD - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams and former Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participate in “Policy Panel on the Impact of Reform in Practice” before the Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform conference hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University - 2300 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe speaks in London. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to May 22).
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