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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb. 14

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 HELSINKI - ECB council member and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen to speak at a news conference as the central bank updates its forecasts for the Finnish economy - 0900 GMT.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

LJUBLJANA - Bank of Slovenia board meeting. OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a speech for students at ANSA's career day - 0935 GMT. TALLINN - Estonia Central bank Governor and European Central Bank Governing Council member Ardo Hansson will speak on Estonia's economy - 0900 GMT.

BRATISLAVA - Slovakia central bank (NBS) Governor Jozef Makuch holds a news conference 1200 GMT.

OSLO - Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a speech to Norges Bank regional network, Region East - 1100 GMT.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before an event hosted by Lambda Alpha International-Minnesota Chapter - 1810 GMT.

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank holds monetary policy meeting 6 0800 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

** MILAN - Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks in Milan about the short- and long-term challenges of the Euro zone economy - 1300 GMT.

STOCKHOLM - The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision. Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, and Jesper Hansson, head of the monetary policy department, will participate in the press conference 1000 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to December 21). STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will be published - 0830 GMT.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

TOKYO Bank of Japan issues minutes of monetary policy meetings at its Oct. 30-31 policy meeting 2350 GMT.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at an event hosted by the Keidanren business lobby - 0400 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27

TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Dec. 20-21 policy meeting 2350 GMT.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply.

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 RICHMOND, Virginia. - Thomas Barkin begins his tenure as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will release the minutes from its December policy meeting 1900 GMT.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

** PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook at the 2018 ASSA/American Economic Association Annual Meeting - 1515 GMT. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 WASHINGTON - Bank of England's Andy Haldane, ECB's Michael Ehrmann talk on central bank communications - 1300 GMT.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 ATLANTA, Georgia - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Rotary Club of Atlanta - 1740 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes from the monetary policy will be published 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 SAN DIEGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric S. Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook and receives the GIC Frederick Heldring Award for Global Leadership at an event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center - 2100 GMT.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

ZURICH, Switzerland - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at Zurich University of Education - 1700 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and monetary policy report 1500 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will hold a press conference to discuss the contents of the Monetary Policy Report 1615 GMT.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Jan. 23).

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by an interest rate announcement and a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi, after the interest rate meeting. OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds announcement of the executive board's interest rate decision 0900 GMT.

TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases minutes of monetary policy meeting held on Dec 20 and 21 - 2350 GMT.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting 0800 GMT.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

WASHINGTON- U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates (to Jan. 31).

TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Jan. 22-23 policy meeting 2350 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces its decision on interest rates, followed by statement 1900 GMT.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting 0800 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand's Official Cash Rate (OCR) and Monetary Policy Statement.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 STOCKHOLM - Riksbank holds monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will be published - 0830 GMT.

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