Frustrated with ongoing economic stagnation in their, a tech-savvy community developed a bitcon-like currency,"Auroracoin," NBC reports.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit Miami and Florida to highlight the importance of investing in workforce skills and job training to promote lasting economic opportunity, including for the middle class. LONDON- British Finance Minister George Osborne unveils 2014 budget. FRANKFURT- ECB governing council and general council meeting.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray and Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens. *BRUSSELS- ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to appear before European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels- 1000 GMT.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega and Brazilian Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for Financial Stability John Cunliffe will take part in a conference at Chatham House titled "New Rules on Market Structure, Trading and Funding"- 0930 GMT.
STANFORD, United States- Federal Reserve vice-chair nominee Stanley Fischer speaks before a dinner at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit 2014- 0145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank governor Stefan Ingves to give a speech on "Have we learned the lessons of earlier financial crises?"
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies on the White House fiscal 2015 budget proposal before the House Budget Committee- 1400 GMT.
LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Executive Director for Markets Paul Fisher will speak on the Inflation Report at Treasury Select Committee- 0930 GMT. Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur will deliver remarks at the 2014 National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session.
PARIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participates in the Global Interdependence Center "Monetary Policy& Banks and the Rise of Global Protectionism" conference in Paris, France- 0945 GMT.
HOUSTON, United States- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the HIS CERAWeek 2014 conference in Houston, Texas- 1730 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the economy and local conditions before community and business leaders- 1700 GMT.
REYKJAVIK/ STOCKHOLM, Feb 17- Iceland's government feels it can shun international investors while enjoying economic growth- witness its dismissive response to a $5 billion lawsuit over Icesave debts and a tough stance on paying bond creditors.
LONDON- Fathom Consulting Monetary Policy Forum with Bank of England Former Monetary Policy Members DeAnne Julius, John Gieve and Andrew Sentance- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- Eurogroup Working Group head Thomas Wieser gives speech on " Europe's financial architecture: delivering on stability" at Goethe University- 1130 GMT.
ROME- 20th Annual Congress of Financial Markets Operators organised by ASSIOM FOREX. BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT/ BERLIN/ LONDON/ PARIS- Reuters Euro Zone Summit 2014 SUDBURY, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor John Murray will make a presentation in Sudbury, Ontario as part of the central bank's regional outreach program- 1735 GMT.
CONVENTRY, United Kingdom- Warwick Economics Summit 2014. DUBLIN- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at the Institute of International European Affairs- 1000 GMT. LONDON- Bank of Greece Governor George Provopoulos delivers a Golden Series lecture on "The Greek financial crisis: From Exit to Recovery" in United Kingdom- 1030 GMT.
WINCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, February 2014" economy before Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and community leaders- 1330 GMT.
MONDAY, FEB 3 WASHINGTON- Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at a documentary screening- 2230 GMT. TUESDAY, FEB 4 WINCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, February 2014" economy before Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and community leaders- 1330 GMT.
FRIDAY, JAN 31 VIRGINIA, United States- U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will meet the CCAM's business and university partners. FORTH WORTH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Federal Reserve Operations and Economic Update" at a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in Fort Worth, Texas- 1815 GMT.
THURSDAY, JAN 30 BERN- Bank of Italy's former Deputy Governor, Fabrizio Saccomanni, visits Switzerland. He will open the second forum for dialogue between Switzerland and Italy in the company of the Swiss President Didier Burkhalter.
REYKJAVIK, Dec 12- An Icelandic court sentenced four former Kaupthing bankers to jail on Thursday for market abuses related to a large stake taken in the bank by a Qatari sheikh just before it went under in late 2008..
Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland finance minister, talks about why the country still has capital controls in place and when they could be removed.
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