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Political and general news ** This Diary is filed daily ** ----------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee- 1500GMT NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Freelancers Union convene a forum titled "The Evolution of Work". Speakers include William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Lael Brainard of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (to Nov. 18). NEW YORK - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles will speak at a banking event in New York. BRUSSELS - The Council of the European Union hosts a meeting for Central African Republic government with U.N., World Bank and other international powers - 1130 GMT. VIENNA - Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speak at a panel discussion about financial policies - 1700 GMT. MALMO, Sweden - Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson visits Malmo and taking part in a breakfast seminar where he explains why the central bank has a negative repo rate and presents his views on the economic situation and current monetary policy - 0630 GMT. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 FRANKFURT, Germany - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard participates in moderated discussion, "Monetary Policy - Which Road Ahead?" before the Frankfurt European Banking Congress. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in economic press briefing to discuss findings of the Survey of Consumer Expectations regarding inflation, labor expectations and access to credit. HOUSTON, Texas - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks before the "Oil and the Economy: Adapting to a New Reality" joint conference of the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and Kansas City. CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks before the Eleventh Annual Community Bankers Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "The Global Trade Slowdown and Its Implications for Emerging Asia" in San Francisco - 0245 GMT.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 SYDNEY - Chris Aylmer, head of Domestic Markets, Reserve Bank of Australia speaks at the Australian Securitization Forum 2016. TOKYO - Bank of Japan policy board member Takako Masai speaks to business leaders in Saitama. MADRID - The Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Linde and the Governor of the Bank of France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau participate in the annual convention of the Association of Financial Market in Madrid - 1330 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Banker Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will give speech on "A strong financial sector needs stable regulation" - 1300 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0800 GMT. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent speaks at the Australian Business Economists (ABE) Conference dinner.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will hold a speech on monetary policy in Sweden and the current economic situation. She will also discuss why we have a negative repo rate in Sweden - 1100 GMT.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 ONTARIO - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give speech in CD Howe Institute, Toronto - 0100 GMT. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 PITTSBURGH - Loretta Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president, speaks about the economic outlook and monetary policy at annual business luncheon of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks before the Economic Club of New York. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand to announce Financial Stability Report. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 OSLO - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen will be addressing a gathering. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 1200 GMT. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 MELBOURNE - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate meeting. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank - 0800 GMT. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 KONGSVINGER, NORWAY - Oystein Olsen, Governor of the Central Bank of Norway, will hold a speech at Kongsvinger. TRONDHEIM, Norway - Bank of Norway Deputy Governor Egil Matsen will hold a speech at Scandic Nidelven Hotel, Trondheim. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the general council of the Riksbank - 1200 GMT. MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to Dec. 20) TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 MELBOURNE - Reserve Bank of Australia to publish the minutes of its December policy meeting - 0030 GMT. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary Policy Report will be published - 0830 GMT. -------------------------------------------------------------- For enquiries to customer help desks: click for telephone numbers. For any questions or comments on the diary, please e-mail: email@example.com NOTE: The inclusion of items in this diary does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.