economic data and events calendar

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August 21, 2015

Central Banking Beat:  The annual K.C. Fed-Jackson Hole Symposium for central bankers begins on Thursday, August 27 and runs through Saturday August 29.  A speech on the final day of the conference by Vice-Chair Stanley Fisher is awaited for clues about whether the first fed funds hike will come as soon as September.  Fed district […] More

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July 3, 2015

Central Banks:  Monetary policy meetings are scheduled in Australia, Poland, the U.K., Peru, Malaysia and South Korea.  FOMC minutes from the mid-June meeting get published, and Fed officials with public speaking appearances are Yellin, Rosengren, Brainard, Kocherlakota, George and Williams. Special Event:  The Greek referendum on staying in the common currency is on Sunday, July […] More

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June 19, 2015

Central Banks:  Interest rate policy meetings next week are being held in Turkey, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Israel and The Philippines.  Minutes will be published from the May meeting of the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board.  Powell and George are among the Fed officials speaking publicly. Greece:  To use two cliches, the drop-dead date in […] More

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June 12, 2015

Central Banks:  Interest rate policy meetings take place next week in the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Russia, Norway, and Switzerland.  Yellen and Kuroda will be conducting press conferences after the FOMC and BOJ meetings.  Nakaso of the BOJ, Mester of the Fed, and Kent of the Reserve Bank of Australian also speak publicly during the […] More

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May 29, 2015

Holidays:  Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand (Monday) and Republic Day in Italy (Tuesday). Special Events:  OPEC meeting in Vienna, release of OECD Outlook, and Greek debt payment to IMF, all on Wednesday. Central Bank Watch:  Policy meetings are scheduled at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Reserve Bank of India, European Central Bank, Bank of England, […] More

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May 22, 2015

Monday Holidays:  U.S. and British markets will be shut May 25 for Memorial Day and a spring bank holiday, respectively, while several Continental European countries observe Whit Monday. Central Banks:  Policy meetings are scheduled in Canada, Hungary and Israel.  The Bank of Japan releases minutes of a prior meeting, and ECB President Draghi and BOJ […] More

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May 15, 2015

Central Bank Beat:  Interest rate policy meetings are scheduled in Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa and Colombia.  Minutes will be published for the last meetings at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of England, European Central Bank and Federal Reserve.  The heads of the ECB (Draghi), Bank of Canada (Poloz), and Bank of Japan (Kuroda) […] More

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December 7, 2012

In the week to December 14, central bank interest rate meetings are being held at the Federal Reserve (with a press conference afterward), the Bank of Iceland, Bank Indonesia, the Bank of Korea, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and the Swiss National Bank.  EU political leaders hold their semi-annual summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. […] More

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