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WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds a two-day meeting on interest rates. Meeting is associated with a Summary of Economic Projections (to Dec. 14).
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference - 1930 GMT. ** HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor and European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen will speak at a news conference focused on the outlook of Finnish economy and the state of the country’s public finances - 0900 GMT.
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank governing council meeting. No announcement on interest rate scheduled.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rate.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 ** OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold press conference to discuss the contents of the Financial System Review - 1615 GMT.
BRUSSELS - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to participate in a European Council meeting.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rule establishing long-term debt and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banking organizations - 1600 GMT.
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank general council meeting.
LONDON - Bank of England announces interest rate decision.
OSLO - Norway Central Bank interest rate decision and publication of its monetary policy report - 0900 GMT.
LONDON - Bank of England interest rate decision.
BERN - Swiss National Bank (SNB) monetary policy assessment - 0830 AM.
CHARLOTTE, UNITED STATES - Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker will participate in a panel discussion at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina - 1730 GMT.
MADRID - ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives a speech at the German Bernacer Prize ceremony organised by the Bank of Spain - 1215 GMT.
OSLO - Speech by Norway central bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen.
KONGSVINGER, NORWAY - Speech by Norway central bank Governor Oystein Olsen.
TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - Speech by Norway central bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Dec. 20) - 2350 GMT.
MELBOURNE - Reserve Bank of Australia to publish the minutes of its December policy meeting - 0030 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank decision on interest rates and publication of its monetary policy report - 0830 GMT.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to speak at a meeting of the Councillors of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).
ATLANTA - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy before the Rotary Club of Atlanta - 1740 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country and participate via webcast from Federal Reserve Bank offices throughout the country - 2230 GMT.
WEDENSDAY, JANUARY 18 ** OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold press conference to discuss the contents of the Financial System Review - 1615 GMT. ** OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report - 1500 GMT.
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