SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its August policy board meeting- 2340 GMT. SALZBURG, Germany- Federal Reserve Bank of New York Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President Joyce Hansen, Austrian National Bank Deputy Governor Andreas Ittner and Bundesbank Board member Andreas Dombret speak at Salzburg Global Seminar.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland— Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange— the second-most severe level. The warning comes amid swarms of earthquakes that have taken place since Saturday in Bardabunga— a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.
SYDNEY- RBA Payments Policy Department senior manager Jenny Hancock will participate in a panel discussion at the Risk Australia Conference, Sydney.
WAKEFIELD, Canada- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will hold an annual two-day policy retreat in Wakefield to discuss with industrialists, analysts and others where they think the economy is heading.
Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Bank for International Settlements Chief Economist Claudio Borio, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will attend.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks before a breakfast meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York. CAMBRIDGE, United States- U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner speaks before the Inaugural Annual Public Conference of the Consortium for Systemic Risk Analytics in Cambridge- 1330 GMT.
LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks to British Bankers Association cyber security conference- 0915 GMT. Speakers:- Portugal Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque, IMF European Department Director Reza Moghadam, ECB Board Member Yves Mersch and National Bank of Poland President Marek Belka.
ASTANA/ ALMATY/ KYZYLORDA- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti visits Kazakhstan. PALM BEACH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Tennessee Bankers Association annual meeting- 1310 GMT.
The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the United States, European Council President and European Commission President will attend. LONDON- 2014 IIF Spring Membership Meeting.
OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a lecture at the Historical Museum on the occasion of the exhibition "The heavy baggage" that marks Constitution Bicentennial 1814-2014. VILNIUS- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania's central bank governors to meet in Lithuania. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT.
LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Charlie Bean gives speech at London School of Economics- 1730 GMT. BERNE, Switzerland- SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at the Swiss International Finance Forum. Bank of Japan's former top economist Hideo Hayakawa will be speaking at the summit.
*Immelt hoping to convince France to back Alstom offer. *Industry experts say Alstom deal may have to be different. PARIS, April 29- As General Electric tries to convince French leaders to back its offer to rescue engineering firm Alstom, it hopes that three letters will convince them of its good will: CFM.
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.