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  • LISBON, SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks in Lisbon and Sintra. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Executive board member Peter Praet chairing a panel "...

  • June 23- U.S. ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded Greece's long-term issuer rating to' Caa2' from' Caa3' following the extension of a credit lifeline to the country by euro zone governments. The euro zone government had given Greece another 11th- hour credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros, last week. The International Monetary Fund Managing...

  • LONDON, June 23- The cool shade of the hills above Lisbon will offer leading central bankers an escape from the summer heat in the coming week, but there is little they can do to get away from their differing monetary policy conundrums. The highlight of the European Central Bank's "Forum on Central Banking" in Sintra-- the old getaway of Portuguese monarchs-- is likely...

  • **LONDON- Kristin Forbes, an external member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, gives speech at the London Business School- 1800 GMT. **LONDON- Chris Salmon, Executive Director, Markets, Bank of England, gives opening remarks at the City Mental Health Alliance Graduate Wellbeing in the City event- 1200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome...

  • **LONDON- Kristin Forbes, an external member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, gives speech at the London Business School- 1800 GMT. **LONDON- Chris Salmon, Executive Director, Markets, Bank of England, gives opening remarks at the City Mental Health Alliance Graduate Wellbeing in the City event- 1200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council non-monetary policy meeting. FRANKFURT- General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing, "Fostering Economic Growth: Regulator Perspective,"- 1400 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council non-monetary policy meeting. FRANKFURT- General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing, "Fostering Economic Growth: Regulator Perspective,"- 1400 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • MADRID, June 16- The Eurogroup of finance ministers may block an 8.5- billion-euro loan to Greece if it does not grant immunity to privatization agency officials from Spain, Italy and Slovakia, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Friday. European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was confident the problem would...

  • Euro zone governments threw indebted Greece another credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros on Thursday, offered further clarity on a roadmap to possible debt relief and the International Monetary Fund said it might join a bailout program after sitting on the fence for two years. A pro-government newspaper, Avgi, called it "The beginning of the end to the Greek...

  • LUXEMBOURG, June 16- European Union finance ministers agreed on Friday on rules setting the order in which bank creditors would be hit in case of wind-downs, in a bid to accelerate the build-up of banks' capital buffers to reduce the chances of public-funded bailouts. The deal, reached at a regular meeting of EU finance ministers in Luxembourg, defines a common EU...

  • LUXEMBOURG, June 16- European Union finance ministers are set to agree on Friday on rules setting the order in which bank creditors would be hit in case of wind-downs, in a bid to accelerate the build-up of banks' capital buffers to reduce the chances of public-funded bailouts. The agreement, likely to be reached in a regular meeting of EU finance ministers in...

  • *Lenders unlock 8.5 bln euros of loans for Greece. *May pave way for Greece to join ECB QE scheme. The spotlight moved back to the euro zone, following a late deal on Thursday that lets indebted Greece avoid a default on bailout repayments due next month.

  • *Creditors agree Greece has pushed through reforms. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- Euro zone governments threw Greece another 11th- hour credit lifeline on Thursday worth $9.5 billion and sketched new detail on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation. The 8.5 billion euros of loans from the euro zone's 18 other states,...

  • *Creditors agree Greece has pushed through reforms. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- Euro zone lenders agreed on Thursday to lend 8.5 billion euros to Greece, pulling the country from the brink of default, and gave some details on possible debt relief in 2018 as the International Monetary Fund agreed to join the bailout. The decision was taken at a meeting of euro zone finance...