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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook before the American Business Group of Riyadh - 0430 GMT. CHARLOTTE, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker gives welcome remarks before the "Implementation and Impact of Post-Crisis Regulations" 2014 Credit Markets Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - 1430 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks on the state of the export economy and the Obama administration's efforts to help U.S. companies become more competitive, connected and informed in an increasingly intertwined global economy - 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks in Frankfurt on the occasion of the ceremony of her farewell from the Deutsche Bundesbank. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm gives a presentation titled "How has the Swedish Economy has been impacted by the economic crisis in Europe in recent years?" - 1530 GMT. PORTOROZ, Slovenia - Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer expected to speak at a financial conference in Portoroz. TORONTO - British Columbia's Finance Minister Michael de Jong gives speech to the Economic Club of Canada - 1545 GMT. SYDNEY - Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey will deliver the 2014-15 budget in the House of Representatives.


WARSAW - EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum 2014 (to May 15). Speakers:- Morocco Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid, EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti, Georgia Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and Former Italy Finance Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand will release the financial stability report - 2100 GMT. BERLIN - ECB executive board member Yves Mersch speaks in Berlin - 0730 GMT.


NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives welcome remarks before the "Filling the Gaps: a Summit on Small Business Credit Innovations" hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at National Small Business Week event in Washington. KRAKOW, Poland - ECB executive board member Yves Mersch speaks on "Challenges for the European economy and the European project" at annual conference "The World's not flat - Why place matters and what it means for us" organized by ASPIRE in Krakow, Poland - 0850 GMT. SYDNEY - RBA Head of Financial Stability Department Luci Ellis speaks at Citibank Residential Housing Conference in Sydney. BERLIN - 2014 Asia Europe Economic Forum in Berlin (to May 16). ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the event. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a seminar hosted by Columbia University on "overcoming deflation" - 0425 GMT. OSNABRUECK, Germany - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele speaks in Osnabrueck about the euro crisis, the causes, development and current situation - 1215 GMT.


LITTLE ROCK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Arkansas Day with the Bank Commissioner event hosted by the Arkansas Bankers Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States - 1550 GMT. WARSAW - ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure and National Bank of Romania Deputy Governor Cristian Popa speak at a conference titled "Ensuring Sustainable Finance in Transition Economies" co-organized by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Narodowy Bank Polska in Warsaw, Poland - 0930 GMT.


DALLAS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher participates in panel, "The Role of the Federal Reserve" before the Bush Institute conference on monetary policy in Dallas - 1610 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will be present at the Bank of Finland Payments Forum. WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner participates in the "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises" discussion hosted by Politico and Bank of America - 1545 GMT.


BERNE, Switzerland - SNB (Swiss National Bank) Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at the Swiss International Finance Forum. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to May 21). SYDNEY - RBA will release the minutes of May policy meeting - 0130 GMT. ADELAIDE - RBA Assistant Governor for Financial Markets Guy Debelle speaks at the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) luncheon. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Women in Housing and Finance Public Policy Luncheon - 1630 GMT.


WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee releases the Minutes from its April interest rate meeting - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy and banking before the Exchequer Club - 1650 GMT. BRUSSELS - Bank of Spain Director-General of Regulation and Financial Stability Julio Duran will participate as a panelist at the "2014 European Bank Executive Committee Forum - 1200 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before the Economic Club of Minnesota in Minneapolis - 1730 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives commencement address and receives honorary degree at the New York University's 182nd Commencement ceremony in New York. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.


TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases the minutes of its April policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.


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