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FRIDAY, APRIL 15 WASHINGTON - 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (to April 17). WASHINGTON - IMF discussion on “Private Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets” - 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: European Department at IMF headquarters - 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: African Department at IMF headquarters - 1415 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department at IMF headquarters - 1515 GMT. WASHINGTON - G20 press conference at IMF headquarters - 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON - Press briefing: Western Hemisphere Department at IMF headquarters - 1815 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge”. Speakers: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Kingdom of Jordan Queen Rania Al-Abdullah - 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Sub-Saharan Africa: Just a Rough Patch?”. Speakers: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa and Rwanda Finance Minister Claver Gatete - 1530 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Digital Dividends for East Asia Pacific - Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?” - 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “Competition Policy in Developing Countries: Helping Markets Perform Better”, Speakers:- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria and World Bank Chief Financial Officer Joaquim Levy - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - World Bank hosts discussion on “Powering Up Growth: Ideas for Beating the Slowdown”. Speakers: Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Angola Finance Minister Armando Manuel and Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko - 2000 GMT. WASHINGTON - A Celebration of the United Nations and World Bank Group partnership. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to attend - 2130 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the J.P. Morgan Investment Seminar - 1630 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia financial stability review report - 0130 GMT. SATURDAY, APRIL 16 WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “State of the Africa Region” - 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON - African finance ministers press briefing - 1500 GMT. Swaziland Finance Minister Martin Dlamini and Somalia Finance Minister Mohamed Adan Ibrahim to attend. WASHINGTON - International Monetary and Financial Committee press conference at the IMF headquarters - 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy” - 1930 GMT. SUNDAY, APRIL 17 WASHINGTON - IMF holds “Fiscal Forum 2016: Strengthening the International Tax System” - 1300 GMT. Speakers: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson. WASHINGTON - World Bank holds discussion on “A New Vision for Financing Development”. Speakers: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan and Ghana Finance Minister Seth Terkper - 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Digital Disruptions to the Financial System: Opportunities and Threats” - Panel 1 - Fintech - 1400 GMT. IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins to speak. WASHINGTON - IMF holds discussion on “Digital Disruptions to the Financial System: Opportunities and Threats” - Panel 1 - Cyber Security. U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin to speak - 1400 GMT. MONDAY, APRIL 18 MINNEAPOLIS - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari speaks before the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - 1630 GMT. NEW BRITAIN - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives lecture before the Central Connecticut State University American Savings Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series - 2300 GMT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19 NEW YORK - Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Credit Suisse 2016 Global Macro Conference - 1330 GMT. LONDON - UK Finance Minister George Osborne to appear before Parliament’s Treasury Committee to discuss EU membership. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee - 1435 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its April monetary policy meeting - 0130 GMT. MADRID - Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde will deliver the closing speech of the XXIII Financial Sector meeting: “The challenge of profit in an uncertain environment,” organized by ABC and Deloitte - 1140 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance - 1500 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting (to April 21). OSLO - Norges Central Bank Governor Oystein Olsen speaks at the Norwegian Polytechnic Society - 0530 GMT. THURSDAY, APRIL 21 PRAGUE - Joint European Central Bank and Czech National Bank conference on “Productivity and external rebalancing” (to April 22). Speakers: Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer, European Central Bank Editorial Board Member Filippo di Mauro and Bank of Portugal economist Joao Amador. STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will be published - 0730 GMT.
MONDAY, APRIL 25 FRANKFURT - Joint conference of the European Commission and European Central Bank on “Completing European financial integration: What next?” Speakers: European Commission’s Jonathan Hill, ECB members Vitor Constancio and Benoit Coeure.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26 NEW YORK, United States - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will gives a speech to the Investment Industry Association of Canada and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - 1240 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) two-day meeting on interest rates (to April 27)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 TALLINN - Estonian central bank to release its financial stability report. Governor Ardo Hansson to hold press conference - 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rate, followed by statement - 1800 GMT. VANCOUVER - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Morneau will provide an overview of the Canadian government’s plan to strengthen the middle class and invest in the economy - 1900 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to April 28) --------------------------------------------------------------- For enquiries to customer help desks: click PHONE/HELP 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.