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Political and general news ** This Diary is filed daily ** ------------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on interest rates kicks off. NEW YORK - Spain's Acting Minister of Economy Luis de Guindos to participate at Global Economy Forum. LONDON - Bank of England's executive director Andrew Hauser gives speech at CREST event - 1310 GMT. BERNE - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) releases economic forecasts - 0545 GMT. QUEBEC CITY, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech in Quebec City on the topic of "Living With Lower for Longer", followed by a press conference - 1635 GMT. PARIS - The French government will publish the main economic forecasts on which its 2017 budget will be built - 1200 GMT. ENKOPING, Sweden - Sweden's Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a lunch seminar where she will talk about current monetary policy - 1015 GMT. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a speech on cash usage in Sweden and the Riksbank's role in promoting an efficient payments system at a conference arranged by the central bank of Argentina - 1145 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Financial Policy Committee meeting. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia to release minutes of its September monetary policy meeting - 0130 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to Sept. 21) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision - 1800 GMT WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference - 1830 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan interest rate decision - 0000 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Official Cash Rate (OCR) - 2100 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden Riksbank's Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in Business Arena Stockholm on the theme property and finance. She will speak on the way in which monetary policy has had an impact and why we have a negative repo rate - 0900 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank to publish the minutes of September policy meeting - 0730 GMT. PARIS - OECD publishes interim forecasts updating its outlook for the main developed economies - 0900 GMT. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 LONDON - Bank of England Financial Policy Committee statement to be published - 0830 GMT. SYDNEY - The newly appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Philip Lowe, will appear in Sydney before a parliamentary economics committee, his first official appearance as chief. It will also be the first appearance as deputy governor for Guy Debelle, who was recently appointed to succeed Lowe - 0000 GMT. ROME - Bank of Italy chief Ignazio Visco to host a conference in Rome on 'The euro area and the world economy' organised by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin - 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation (TLTRO), a cheap loan scheme intended to provide close to free funding to banks - 0930 GMT. OSLO - Norway Central Bank interest rate decision and monetary policy report - 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank General Council meeting.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in the Freedman Bank Forum - 1300 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - 1600 GMT. FRANKFURT - Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a speech on macroprudential policy at the first ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt. The same day, he will also act as chairman for a panel discussion on the theme macroprudential policy experiences - 0610 GMT. LUND, Sweden - Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson will hold a guest speech on current monetary policy at the inauguration of this year's Investment Banking Forum - 0815 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University - 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome remarks before the fourth "Ending Too Big to Fail" symposium - 1330 GMT. OSAKA, Japan - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to speak with business leaders in Osaka and also hold a press conference. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at a conference - 1345 GMT. GENEVA - Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan addresses Sibos financial industry conference VIENNA - Austrian National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny speaks on the future of banks - 1600 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to publish the minutes of its July policy meeting - 2350 GMT.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 BRATISLAVA - National Bank of Slovakia Governor Jozef Makuch to give an on update of quarterly macroeconomic forecast - 1100 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane gives a lecture at the London School of Economics on "The Productivity Puzzle" - 1730 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari participates in fireside chat moderated by Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis - 1245 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - 1415 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - 1730 GMT. CLEVELAND, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the Greater Cleveland Partnership - 2030 GMT. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 HELSINKI - Finnish central bank Governor Erkki Liikanen is due to speak about monetary policy and international economy - 0800 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda gives brief remarks at an annual meeting of Japan's securities industry - 0635 GMT. LONDON - Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling gives keynote speech at London CEE forum - 0700 GMT.
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