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Which event will be the most important for markets this week?

Janet Yellen speaks with Mario Draghi at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Wyoming.
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Janet Yellen speaks with Mario Draghi at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Wyoming.

After market holidays on Monday, the last two days of the week are packed with potentially market-moving meetings and data.

The European Central Bank's Governing Council will meet on Thursday and central bank president Mario Draghi will give his media conference on the same day. No changes to monetary policy are expected, but the bank may well upgrade its forecasts for inflation, which may impact future interest rate and stimulus decisions.

On the same day, the oil-producing OPEC countries will meet in Vienna. Member countries failed to reach a consensus on production at their April meeting, but world crude production has fallen nonetheless, due to unplanned outages in Nigeria and Canada.

Then on Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish its monthly non-farm payrolls report at 8:30 a.m. ET. This will be widely eyed, particularly given that the strength of the labor market is a key consideration for the U.S. Federal Reserve when making its interest rate decisions.

For this Trader Poll, tell us which event will be the most important for markets this week:


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