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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to May 12 Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Independent Community Bankers of America Annual 2014 Washington Policy Summit. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on the third day of the conference- 1230 GMT.

  • What Israel can teach the US about taxes Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, is expected to be confirmed as vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Israel has some of the lowest tax rates in the world — and it's actually helped their economy. The US should take note, says Jake Novak.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 24- The Senate Banking Committee will vote next week on three nominees to the Federal Reserve's board, including Stanley Fischer for vice chairman, in a big step toward bulking up the U.S. central bank's depleted ranks. Treasury official Lael Brainard and current Fed Governor Jerome Powell, who has been nominated for another term.

  • DIARY - Top economic events to May 5 Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, will give a speech entitled "Eight Years of Crisis Management at the Federal Reserve and the Way Forward"- 1545 GMT. HALIFAX, Canada- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce lunch in Nova Scotia- 1545 GMT.

  • FARGO, North Dakota/ BANGOR, Maine, April 15- The U.S. "If you commit to keeping rates low even as the recovery is proceeding, even as we continue to recover, I think people have a sense, the Fed has the recovery's back," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said at North Dakota State University.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 29 Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.

  • Fed's Rosengren wants more explicit rates guidance Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president

    The Fed should "explicitly" say it will keep rates near zero until the economy is within a year of reaching Fed goals, a policymaker said.

  • Fed's Rosengren calls for more explicit rates guidance Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    BANGOR, Maine, April 15- The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 28 Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke visits India. CANBERRA, Australia- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks to the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra- 0230 GMT. DUBLIN- Irish financial regulator Cyril Roux speaks at conference on' The Future of Prudential Regulation'- 0900 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 25 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to hold a national press conference in Washington- 1730 GMT.

  • Bernanke vs. India's Rajan     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke challenges Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank of India governor on his views about monetary policies, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 23 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TORONTO- Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto- 1600 GMT. WASHINGTON- German Finance Minister Schaeuble speaks at Center on Foreign Relations in Washington- 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

  • Alongside central bankers from the United States, Europe, and Brazil, Raghuram Rajan took the stage at a high-profile event here to list his proposals for better monetary cooperation and a global "safety net" that could provide funds for countries in case of economic emergency.

  • Banker showdown: Bernanke tells off India's Rajan Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Despite the earlier exchange, Rajan and Bernanke were cordial afterward. Rajan said "Ben, I'm going to miss you." Bernanke's response could not be heard.

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shot back at one of his most prominent critics in monetary policy circles: India's central bank chief, Raghuram Rajan.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 22 Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.

  • HONG KONG, April 4- Political gridlock is slowing U.S. economic growth, impacting the confidence and budgets of businesses across the country, a top Fed official said here on Friday. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher took a swipe at U.S. politicians and their inability to cooperate, and accused them of impeding jobs growth.

  • Fed's Fisher: forward guidance should not be binding Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Federal Reserve must avoid being locked into calendar-based policy commitments and instead ensure its forward guidance is flexible enough to allow it to respond to changing conditions, a top Fed official said in Hong Kong on Friday.

  • UPDATE 3-Stein to step down from depleted Fed board Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 3- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein, who has spearheaded the debate over whether monetary policy should be used to combat asset bubbles, will step down next month, leaving another big hole in the ranks of the U.S. central bank. Stein will leave on May 28 to return to his teaching post at Harvard University.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday took a page from a politician's playbook to defend the U.S. central bank's easy-money policies, citing the struggles of three Americans in a speech and touring a college workshop to shake hands with students and teachers.

  • March 27- No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered.