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MONDAY, JANUARY 8 BRUSSELS - The European Commission holds a conference and its speakers include EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, Italian Finance Minister Pier-Carlo Padoan, German Secretary for Finances Jens Spahn and the chairman of euro zone finance ministers Mario Centeno (to Jan. 9).
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in panel, “The Options: Keep It, Tweak It, or Replace It” before the Brookings Institution event, “Should the Fed Stick with the 2-Percent Inflation Target or Rethink It?” – 1835 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in final discussion, “Next steps: Learning from the Bank of Canada” before the Brookings Institution event, “Should the Fed Stick with the 2-Percent Inflation Target or Rethink It?” - 2125 GMT.
PARIS - IMF chief economist Maury Obstfeld speaks in Paris - 1130 GMT. ATLANTA - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Rotary Club of Atlanta - 1740 GMT.
WAYZATA, Minnesota - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session hosted by Cargill - 1500 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
DALLAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated discussion on Weitzman Annual Retail Forecast – 1410 GMT. DALLAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated discussion at the Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends Breakfast – 1515 GMT.
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in moderated discussion on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club 2018 Economic Breakfast – 1400 GMT.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy, in St. Louis. - 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes of its monetary policy meeting will be published – 0830 GMT.
LONDON - Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks about future of euro zone, at LSE – 1830 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives keynote before event “U.S. Economic Outlook: What’s In Store For 2018” organized by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – 2030 GMT.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in Skagen Fonder’s new year conference and discuss the economic situation and current monetary policy – 0825 GMT.
SAN DIEGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric S. Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook and receives the GIC Frederick Heldring Award for Global Leadership at an event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center - 2115 GMT.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15 LONDON - The Bank of England Economist Silvana Tenreyro speaks at the 2018 Peston Lecture at Queen Mary University of London on “The Fall in Productivity Growth: Causes and Implications” – 1815 GMT.
ZURICH - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at Zurich University of Education - 1700 GMT.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta J. Mester gives a lecture on monetary policy communications – 2130 GMT.
PALM BEACH - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participate in moderated discussion on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the American Council of Life Insurers Executive Roundtable - 2000 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report – 1500 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold a press conference to discuss the contents of the Monetary Policy Report – 1615 GMT.
BRUSSELS - The Eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 23).
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by an interest rate announcement and a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi, after the interest rate meeting. OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds announcement of the executive board’s interest rate decision – 0900 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases minutes of monetary policy meeting held on Dec 20 and 21 - 2350 GMT.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 LONDON - Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch speaks on a panel at an Imperial College event – 1530 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates (to Jan. 31).
TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Jan. 22-23 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces its decision on interest rates, followed by statement – 1900 GMT.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 LONDON - OMFIF lunch discussion with Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor of the Swedish central bank and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s working group. The discussion examines prospects for central bank-issued digital currencies.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
LONDON - Yves Mersch, member of the European Central Bank’s executive board, gives a City Lecture in London.
LONDON - Bank of England to release Inflation Report.
LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting, after the rate decision. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Official Cash Rate (OCR) and Monetary Policy Statement.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank holds monetary policy meeting – 0800 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will be published - 0830 GMT.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.
WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee will release the minutes from its January policy meeting. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes of its monetary policy meeting will be published – 0830 GMT.
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