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Major central bank events ** This Diary is filed daily ** ----------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 BRATISLAVA - National Bank of Slovakia Governor Jozef Makuch to hold a news conference on update of Slovak quarterly macroeconomic forecast - 1200 GMT. TORONTO - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech at the Empire Club of Canada and hold a press conference - 1810 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - European Central Bank Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger to speak at the 11th High-Level Meeting for Middle East and North Africa Region - 0700 GMT. VIENNA - Austrian central bank governor Ewald Nowotny to speak on Austria's economy growing in 2016 and 2017 - 1000 GMT. LONDON - British Chambers of Commerce releases 2016 economic forecasts - 0001 GMT. TALLINN - Bank of Estonia to release its updated macro forecasts - 0900 GMT. TALLINN - Bank of Estonia Governor Ardo Hansson to speak on recent developments in the economy and the central bank's forecast - 1100 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England holds monetary policy committee meeting (to Dec. 10).
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 LONDON - Bank of England announces interest rate decision - 1200 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England will publish the minutes of December interest rate meeting - 1200 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to speak at a Women's Executive Network event - 1800 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure to speak at EMU Policy Roundtable - 1130 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen to hold a news conference on Finnish economy and euro zone monetary policy - 0900 GMT LISBON - German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann to speak on A central banker's take on improving the euro area's stability" - 1800 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces monetary policy statement and official cash rate. BERNE - Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment - 0830 GMT. COPENHAGEN - Danmarks Nationalbank to host press meeting, presenting the quarterly monetary review and biannual Financial Stability Report - 0930 GMT. MADRID - Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to speak at the 11th Banking Sector Meeting - 0815 GMT.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 LONDON - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale speaks at NIESR conference on the future of old-age pensions - 1535 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will meet reporters - 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank to announce the Targeted Long-Term Refinancing Operations allotment - 1015 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the executive board of Sweden's Riksbank.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank holds monetary policy meeting (to Dec. 15).
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will publish the minutes of December policy meeting - 0030 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada releases the financial system review on the main risks to financial stability - 1600 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins give a news conference after the release of the semi-annual Financial System Review - 1645 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) Guy Debelle speaks at The Australasian Finance and Banking Conference - 2330 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates - 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference regarding the interest rate - 1930 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council and General Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Dec. 17).
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Dec. 18). BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Dec. 18). OSLO - Norwegian central bank's policy-setting executive board holds interest rate meeting - 0900 GMT.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 CHARLOTTE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker participates in economic outlook panel before the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2015 Economic Outlook Conference - 1730 GMT. OSLO - Norway central bank Governor Oystein Olsen addresses Norges Bank's Regional Network. TOKYO - Bank of Japan announces interest rate decision - 0200 GMT.
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