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TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks about fiscal policy at an event hosted by Kyodo News - 0500 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata speaks at an Asian Development Bank Institute seminar “Challenges presented by an ageing population and declining birthrate” - 0100 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference on “Managing cyber risk - the global banking perspective” - 1140 GMT. DAVOS, Switzerland - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will be the panelist at the BBC World Debate: A Richer World but for whom? - 1000 GMT.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 DAVOS, Switzerland - ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure to take part in panel discussion on “The Global Economic Outlook” - 1300 GMT. DAVOS, Switzerland - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to take part in panel discussion on “The Global Economic Outlook” - 1500 GMT.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 OSNABRUECK, Germany - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele and ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch to speak at “New face of Euro” exhibition - 1000 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release the minutes of its December policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.
MONDAY, JANUARY 26 BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. LUXEMBOURG - Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor and ECB Governing Council member Gaston Reinesch chairs the Bridge Forum Dialogue - “Decision making in the information driven society” - 1700 GMT. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee holds two-day meeting on interest rates. LONDON - Bank of Japan former governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks on the topic “Crises in the monetary system: learning from experience”. CALGARY, Canada - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins addresses the Canadian Association for Business Economics in Calgary - 1920 GMT. BRATISLAVA - National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) to release update of its quarterly macroeconomic forecasts.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announces interest rate decision, followed by statement - 1900 GMT. FRANKFURT - Meeting on “Perspectives for monetary policy in the euro area and development of the banking union”. Deutsche Bundesbank executive board member Joachim Nagel hosts the meeting. LUXEMBOURG - 19th Global Securities Finance Summit 2015 (to Jan. 29). Speakers:- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department Catherine Mann and European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet. STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces official cash rate. LUXEMBOURG - European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Peter Praet speaks at the 19th Global Securities Finance Summit 2015 - 0910 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden’s central bank executive board meets.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 SARASOTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel participate in “The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors” event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence Center - 2230 GMT.
SAINT PAUL, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on “Goal-Based Monetary Policy Report” before the Minnesota Bankers Association Conference - 1745 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate meeting. OSLO - Central Bank of Norway Executive Director Birger Vikoren speaks at “Valutaseminaret”, the annual seminar hosted by the Association of Norwegian Economists.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 COLUMBUS - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economy before the Ohio Bankers League annual economic summit - 1745 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England holds monetary policy committee meeting (to Feb. 5). SENDAI, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwatas speaks at a meeting with business leaders. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5
LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision - 1200 GMT.
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