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CHARLOTTE, UNITED STATES - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker participates in a panel discussion at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook conference - 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.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish finance minister Magdalena Andesson to present the government’s updated economic forecasts.
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.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Head of the Monetary Policy Department Marianne Nessen to hold a press conference on the committee’s monetary policy decision - 1000 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.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen to host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country - 2230 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish central bank to publish the minutes of its December policy meeting.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 1200 GMT.
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report - 1500 GMT.
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins to hold a press conference to discuss the contents of the Financial System Review - 1615 GMT.
FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and a press conference by President Mario Draghi.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 31).
WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts it two-day meeting on interest rates (to Feb. 1).
ALBERTA, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at the University of Alberta School of Business - 2230 GMT.
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