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DIARY - Top economic Events to March 30

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TUESDAY, MARCH 18

MEXICO CITY - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray and Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens. WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates.

* BRUSSELS - ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to appear before European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels - 1000 GMT.

** NEW YORK - U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen speaks before the Bloomberg Breakfast Event: "Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Currencies" in New York - 1200 GMT.

** NEW YORK - U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Cyrus Amir-Mokri speaks before the SIFMA "Cyber Security Standards: Exploring the NIST Framework" conference in New York - 1245 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will announce a shake-up at the Bank of England when he gives a speech at the Cass Business School. HALIFAX, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz delivers a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. FRANKFURT - Former Portuguese Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar gives lecture on "The Making of a Continental Financial System: Lessons from Early American History" - 1600 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates. LONDON - British Finance Minister George Osborne unveils 2014 budget. FRANKFURT - ECB governing council and general council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to March 20). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a seminar on the global economy hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs - 0500 GMT.

** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a speech on "The international regulation agenda - necessary but not enough" at the event "Bank & Finans Outlook".

** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a panel discussion at a major event arranged by Avanza Bank. The theme will be the economic situation, unemployment and inflation. REYKJAVIK - Iceland Central Bank announces interest rate decision. OTSU, Japan - Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi meets business leaders in Otsu - 0130 GMT.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

BRUSSELS - European Council Meeting (to March 21). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 0715 GMT. ZURICH - Swiss National Bank (SNB) holds Monetary policy assessment - 0830 GMT.

** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Riksbank publishes 2013 Account of Monetary Policy - 0830 GMT.

** MUNICH, Germany - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele speaks in Munich about "virtual currencies - Bitcoin: money of the future or a gamble?" - 1000 GMT.

** STOCKHOLM - Swedish Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will hold a presentation at the annual meeting of ACI Sweden. The theme will be the economic situation and she will discuss the findings of the AMP and the MPR and the development of inflation. DUESSELDORF, Germany - ECB executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger takes part in a panel discussion on "Too small for the world? Germany's banks caught between globalisation, regulation and image worries" - 1500 GMT.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard participates in the "Debt and Incomplete Financial Markets: A Case for Nominal GDP" panel hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington - 1545 GMT.

** LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Forward Guidance: Fad or the Future of Monetary Policy" before the London School of Economics Systemic Risk Centre "Towards a Sustainable Financial System" conference in London, England - 1745 GMT. WASHINGTON - 8th conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) will be held at the Federal Reserve Board (to Mar 22). Speakers:- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota and ECB vice president Vitor Constancio.

** STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.

MONDAY, MARCH 24

TORONTO, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Tim Lane delivers a speech at York University, Toronto. KITA-KYUSHU, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata speaks at a seminar in Kita-Kyushu - 0500 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor and ECB council member Erkki Liikanen to hold a press conference on monetary policy and global economy in Helsinki - 0900 GMT.

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

BRATISLAVA - Slovak Central Bank (NBS) Governor Jozef Makuch to hold a news conference on update of Slovak quarterly macroeconomic forecast - 1200 GMT. ATLANTA - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook in Atlanta - 2000 GMT.

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the Money Marketeers of New York University in New York - 2300 GMT. SYDNEY - RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe delivers opening remarks to the Centre for International Finance and Regulation conference in Sydney - 2230 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

SYDNEY - RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) releases its Financial Stability Review report - 0030 GMT.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

ZURICH - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Member of the Governing Board, Fritz Zurbrugg and Alternative Member of the Governing Board, Dewet Moser speaks at the Money Market Event in Zurich. LONDON - Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at the annual dinner of the UK Society of Business Economists - 1800 GMT.

** OSLO - Norwegian central bank's policy-setting executive board holds interest rate meeting.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

HONG KONG, China - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong - 0130 GMT.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

** CHICAGO - 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference (to April 2). Speakers:- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry.

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