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Political and General News —————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————————————- FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
DAVOS, Switzerland – Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley attends the World Economic Forum (Final Day). DAVOS, Switzerland - Mark Carney of the Bank of England joins Christine Lagarde of the IMF and Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, for a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum. - 1600 GMT.
DAVOS, Switzerland - ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure participates in a televised session on “The end of easy money” at the World Economic Forum – 1000 GMT. LONDON - Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch speaks at the Imperial College – 1530 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
MONDAY, JANUARY 29 FRANKFURT - Governor Stefan Ingves will hold an opening speech on the Basel III Accord at the ILF’s conference in his role as Chairman of the Basel Committee – 0815 GMT.
STOCKHOLM – Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick explains what responsibility the central bank has with regard to financial stability and how it safeguards the efficiency and stability of the financial system. Her speech will be commented on by Mattias Persson, chief economist at the Swedish National Debt Office – 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger, Basel committee chair Stefan Ingves, European Banking Authority chair Andrea Enria and Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speak at a Frankfurt conference on banking reforms.
LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney makes an annual appearance before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee - 1530 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB board member Yves Mersch speaks at the Goethe University - 1600 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 a summary of opinions from board members at its Jan. 22-23 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
OSLO – Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will attend the Norges Bank seminar “Monetary Policy Symposium 2018” and will speak on financial stability risks, monetary policy and the need for macroprudential policy – 0900 GMT. OITA, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata speaks to business leaders - 0130 GMT. 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 SAN FRANCISCO - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks before the Financial Women of San Francisco - 2030 GMT.
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, examining the prospects for central bank-issued digital currencies - 1200 GMT
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 06 FRANKFURT - Conference for the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) and the Bundesbank on “Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?” - 0900 GMT.
** FRANKFURT - ECB bank supervisory chief Daniele Nouy and board member Sabine Lautenschlager hold news conference. DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Iowa Bankers Association Bank Management Conference - 1615 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
** LONDON, United Kingdom - Yves Mersch, member of the European Central Bank’s executive board, gives a City Lecture in London. The lecture focuses on central banks and digital currencies, as well as the development of private cryptocurrencies and potential applications of distributed ledger technology - 1000 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on “The Economy: Output and Impact for Colleges and Universities” before the National Association of College and University Business Officers 2018 Endowment and Debt Management Forum - 1300 GMT. PIERRE, South Dakota - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a town hall meeting to discuss monetary policy, bank regulation and other issues, hosted by the Pierre Chamber of Commerce - 1400 GMT.
FRANKFURT - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on “Monetary Policy Issues in an European Context” before the Global Interdependence Center “Central Banking Series: Frankfurt” – 0915 GMT. OTTAWA – Speech by Carolyn Wilkins, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor at Bank of Canada – 1800 GMT. LONDON - European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch gives a lecture - 1000 GMT.
LONDON - Bank of England releases its inflation report.
LONDON - Bank of England announces its rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting – 1200 GMT. 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
DAYTON, Ohio - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Breakfast - 1300 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank monetary policy meeting – 0800 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank interest rate decision and monetary policy report - 0830 GMT.
** WINNIPEG, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech in Winnipeg - 1830 GMT. WINNIPEG, Canada - Speech by Lawrence Schembri, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor at Manitoba Association for Business Economics – 1845 GMT. 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.
Thursday, Feb 22 ** FRANKFURT, Germany - ECB releases minutes of January meeting - 1230 GMT.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks at a luncheon before the National Association for Business Economics conference, “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks” - 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles speaks on “A View From the Federal Reserve Board” before the National Association for Business Economics conference, “Promoting Sustained Growth: Policy Tensions and Risks” - 2000 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes of its monetary policy meeting will be published – 0830 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement – 1500 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting – 0800 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by an interest rate announcement and a press conference by President Mario Draghi. TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to March 09).
TUESDAY, MARCH 13 TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases the minutes of monetary policy meeting held on Jan 22-23 – 2350 GMT.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15 OSLO - Norway Central Bank gives its interest rate decision, followed by press conference – 0900 GMT.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 LONDON - Bank of England Financial policy committee statement from its meeting – 0930 GMT. KRISTIANSUND, Norway - Norges Bank Deputy Governors Jon Nicolaisen and Egil Matsen give speeches to Norges Bank’s Regional Network Region North-West.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the summary of opinions from board members at its March 08-09 policy meeting – 2350 GMT.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rate, followed by a statement – 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON – U.S. Federal Reserve chairperson holds a news conference regarding the interest rate – 1830 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Governor of Norges Bank Oystein Olsen will give speech in Washington, D.C. FRANKFURT - ECB general council meeting. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s issues Official Cash Rate (OCR) announcement.
LONDON - Bank of England announces its interest rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting – 1200 GMT.
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