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TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to speak at a meeting of the Councillors of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).
OSLO - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen addresses the 39th annual meeting of the Norwegian Association of Economists at Oslo Business School - 0830 GMT.
CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in panel, “Responders of First or Last Resort: Central Bank Strategies in an Era of Ultra-Low Interest Rates” hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association - 1615 GMT.
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.
MALVERN, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting - 1330 GMT.
NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Forecasters Club of New York - 1815 GMT.
OSLO - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen participates in a panel debate at Senter for Eiendomsfag (Centre for Real Estate Learning) convention - 1045 GMT.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen to host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country - 2230 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will be talking about the new global regulatory framework for banks, also known as Basel III, and what it means for Sweden - 0700 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting and publication of the minutes of its December policy meeting - 1200 GMT.
PHILADELPHIA - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on “Economic Mobility” before a Benjamin Franklin Birthday Celebration - 1430 GMT.
OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen addresses the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Bors) - 1350 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.
SOMERSET, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the New Jersey Bankers Association 6th Annual NJ Economic Leadership Forum - 1400 GMT.
COPENHAGEN - Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at “Seminar on active ownership in pension funds” arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics.
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 31).
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch will attend the ECB and European Commission joint conference in Frankfurt - 0800 GMT.
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure, European Securities and Markets Authority Chairman Steven Maijoor, London Stock Exchange Group CEO Xavier Rolet and Member of the European Parliament Cora van Nieuwenhuizen will attend the panel discussion on “Innovation and regulation in the world of tomorrow” in Frankfurt - 1430 GMT.
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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