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BRUSSELS - ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB Board Member Benoit Coeure are scheduled to participate in a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
SINGAPORE - Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester will speak on “View From the Federal Reserve” before the Global Interdependence Center “Central Bank Series: Singapore” event - 0115 GMT.
BRUSSELS - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt will speak at the Belgian Business Federation.
BRATISLAVA - European Investment Bank Vice President Vazil Hudak meets with journalists with focus on Slovak investments - 0930 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) - 1100 GMT.
BRUSSELS - ECB President Mario Draghi will participate in Macro-economic dialogue at political level in Brussels, Belgium.
BOISE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on “Getting to Know the Fed” before Boise State University students - 2030 GMT.
GOLDEN VALLEY, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota - 1350 GMT.
PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - 1700 GMT.
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A Wilkins is scheduled to give panel remarks at the Competition Bureau, Ottawa - 1630 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank Governor Stefan Ingves will discuss current monetary policy at the MSCI-IPD fastighetsindex conference - 0800 GMT.
BRUSSELS - European Union Finance Ministers meet in Brussels.
DALLAS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses issues facing the nation and the global economy - 2330 GMT.
SINGAPORE - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester holds roundtable briefing in Singapore.
LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor for Financial Stability Jon Cunliffe holds OMFIF(Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) City Lecture.
WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee to release the minutes of its January policy meeting.
LONDON - ECB Board Member Peter Praet will deliver a keynote speech at the conference “Brexit and the implications for financial services” jointly organised by SUERF and hosted by Ernst & Young in London, United Kingdom - 0855 GMT.
LONDON - ECB Board Member Peter Praet is scheduled to give introductory remarks at an MNI Connect roundtable in London - 1100 GMT.
LONDON - ECB Board Member Peter Praet is scheduled to give introductory remarks at a meeting organised by OMFIF in London - 1300 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson will discuss the latest repo rate decision and the economic situation at a lunch with Ohman.
PARIS - Spanish, Italian, French Economy Minister and European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis are scheduled to speak in Paris at a capital markets conference.
ATLANTA, United States - Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart to speak on “Looking Back on 10 Years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta” before the 2017 Banking Outlook Conference - 1335 GMT.
YAMANASHI, Japan - Bank of Japan policy board member, Takahide Kiuchi, to meet with business leaders.
BASEL, Switzerland - Swiss National Bank’s vice chairman of the governing board, Fritz Zurbrugg, to give a speech at the World Banknote Summit - 12230 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank Of Japan Executive Director Shigehiro Kuwabara will attend the Third FinTech Forum in Tokyo.
SANTA CRUZ, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce - 2030 GMT.
WASHINGTON - St. Louis Fed President James Bullard to give a presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Spring 2017 George Washington University (GWU) Alumni Lecture in Economics event - 2350 GMT.
TOKUSHIMA, Japan - Bank of Japan policy board member Takehiro Sato to meet with business leaders.
OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen to give a speech based on the annual address “Economic perspectives” at the University of Oslo.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues its Beige Book of economic condition - 1900 GMT.
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank to publish the minutes of its February policy meeting.
MONTREAL, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane will deliver speech at Finance Sustainability Initiative Montreal - 1800 GMT.
BERGEN, Norway - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a lecture at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen.
CONNECTICUT, United States - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A Wilkins is scheduled to give panel remarks at the Yale Law School, New Haven - 1630 GMT.
NEW YORK - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker participate in a discussion on inflation expectations and inflation dynamics before the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business - 1515 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks before luncheon at the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business - 1700 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks on “A View From the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis” before the National Association for Business Economics 2017 Policy Conference - 2000 GMT.
TRONDHEIM, Norway - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at the conference “Energy Transition 2017- Strategies for a sustainable energy future” - 1400 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 1100 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts it two-day meeting on interest rates (to Mar. 15).
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces its decision on interest rate - 1800 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary policy meeting.
LONDON - Bank of England rate decision and publication of the minutes of it meeting.
BERN - Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment.
OSLO - Norway Central Bank interest rate decision and publication of its monetary policy report - 0930 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks before the New York Association for Business Economics.
RICHMOND, United States - Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks before the University of Richmond Robins School of Business Speaker Series - 2205 GMT.
TOKYO - Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao is scheduled to attend the inaugural of Asian Development Bank-OMFIF seminar.
VANCOUVER - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will deliver a speech at Greater Vancouver Board of Trade - 1600 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 1100 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives the keynote speech at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, “Strong Foundations: the Economic Futures of Kids and Communities” - 1200 GMT.
WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces official cash rate (OCR).
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank general council meeting.
WASHINGTON - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans gives opening remarks before the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research conference on “Strong Foundations: the Economic Futures of Kids and Communities”.
MADRID - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks before the Global Interdependence Center “2017 Central Banking Series: Madrid”.
ONTARIO, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S Poloz will deliver a speech at Durham College, UOIT and Trent University Oshawa - 1510 GMT.
MIDWEST CITY, United States - Kansas City Fed President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the “Banking and the Economy: a Forum for Women in Banking” conference hosted by the Kansas City Fed - 1645 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Germany - OMFIF City Lecture with Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans. ——————————————————————————————— For enquiries to customer help desks: click for telephone numbers. For any questions or comments on the diary, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: The inclusion of items in this diary does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.