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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 STOCKHOLM - The Riksbank holds a press conference on its interest rate decision. Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, and Jesper Hansson, head of the Monetary Policy Department, participate in the press conference 1000 GMT. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on "Charting America's Economic Course" at a public conversation hosted by the Kansas City Public Library - 0030 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the Jewish Business Network Power Lunch - 1700 GMT. DUBLIN - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in moderated discussion on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the European Financial Forum - 1350 GMT.
LEXINGTON, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "A View From the Federal Reserve" before the "What's Next for Kentucky in the Global Economy" 2019 Economic Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics - 1350 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces official cash rate (OCR) and monetary policy statement. Media conference after the OCR announcement.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. Monetary policy report will also be published 0830 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 LONDON - Bank of England policymaker Jan Vlieghe to deliver a speech on the outlook for the economy in Britain and globally, a week after the BoE slashed its forecasts for UK growth because of Brexit and the global slowdown - 0930 GMT. NEWARK, Del. - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker to speak on "Approaches to Leadership" before the Third Annual Lerner MBA Student Association Conference - 1600 GMT.
WELLINGTON - 29th Australian & New Zealand Econometric Study Group (ANZESG) meeting (to Feb. 15). OSLO - Norway Central Bank Governor Oeystein Olsen delivers his annual address, in which he is expected to announce major changes to macroeconomic policy or the country's sovereign wealth fund - 1700 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 LONDON - Text to be released from Bank of England Chief Economist and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis & Statistics Andy Haldane's speech at Glasgow School of Art on November 22, 2018 - 1100 GTM. BRUNECK, Italy - ECB board member Ignazio Angeloni to participate in a panel session titled "The Future of Banking: Will European Banks Survive?" at the Dolomites Winter Finance conference in Brunico-Bruneck, Italy 1545 GMT. NEW YORK CITY, United States ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure to participate in C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics organized by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York - 1300 GMT. BIRMINGHAM, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on "Workforce Development" before the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama annual meeting, in Birmingham, Ala. - 1455 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
BRUSSELS - Belgian Central Bank Governor Pierre Wunsch to present the central bank's annual report - 1100 GMT.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 NEWARK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester to speak on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the 2019 Economic Forecast hosted by the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship and Lyons Companies, in Newark, Del. - 1350 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 WASHINGTON, D.C. Federal Open Market Committee will release the minutes from its January 29-30, 2019 policy meeting 1900 GMT.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
ATLANTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic to speak on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Terry Third Thursday, in Atlanta, Ga. - 1350 GMT. MONTREAL, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz delivers speech at Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Montreal, Quebec 1750 GMT. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
NEW YORK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in a panel discussion titled "Prospects for Inflation with a High-Pressure Economy" before the 2019 Monetary Policy Forum hosted by The Initiative on Global Markets, University of Chicago Booth School of Business - 1515 GMT. NEW YORK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of New York Executive Vice President Simon Potter to speak before the First Annual Joint Research Day on Quantitative Tools for Monitoring Macroeconomic and Financial Conditions, organized by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and New York - 1730 GMT. NEW YORK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams to deliver closing remarks before the First Annual Joint Research Day on Quantitative Tools for Monitoring Macroeconomic and Financial Conditions, organized by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and New York - 2230 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard participates in panel, "The Future of the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet" before the 2019 Monetary Policy Forum hosted by The Initiative on Global Markets, University of Chicago Booth School of Business - 1830 GMT.
STOCKHOLM - Swedish Central Bank minutes from the monetary policy will be published - 0830 GMT.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
** WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand to deliver speech on 'Capital Review - Safer Banks for a Safer New Zealand' at Rutherford House lecture theatre 2 (RHLT2), 33 Bunny Street, Wellington - 2330 GMT.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 WASHINGTON, D.C - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to testify on U.S. monetary policy and the economy before the Senate Banking Committee - 1500 GMT.
PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey for February - 1330 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies on U.S. monetary policy and the economy before the House Financial Services Committee - 1500 GMT. OSLO - Independent Centre for Monetary Economics releases its annual review of the Norwegian central bank's policy. Norway Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen will attend - 0900 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks before the Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Influence of Finance Awards, in Philadelphia - 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida speaks on "A View from the Federal Reserve Board" before the National Association for Business Economics 35th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference - 1300 GMT. ATLANTA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in discussion, "The Economic and Housing Landscape: An Update" before the "Big Data, Big Money: Exploring Banking's Next Horizon" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - 1350 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester participates in the Second Annual Women in Economics Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in St. Louis, Mo - 2130 GMT.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on "A View from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta" before the National Association for Business 35th Annual Economic Policy Conference - 1815 GMT.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
VIENNA - United Nations IAEA, board of governors meeting (to Mar. 8). TUESDAY, MARCH 5
** BOSTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren to speak on the current economic landscape in the United States and abroad before the National Association of Corporate Directors' New England Chapter - 1230 GMT.
LONDON - The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee statement from its meeting - Feb. 26 2019 0930 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 YAMANASHI, Japan - Bank of Japan Board Member Yutaka Harada to deliver a speech at a meeting with business leaders in Yamanashi - 0130 GMT.
NEW YORK CITY, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams speaking at the Economic Club of New York - 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition 1900 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT. OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement 1500 GMT.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
HAMILTON, Canada - Bank of Canada's deputy governor Lynn Patterson to speak at Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 1745 GMT. FRANKFURT - Governing Council of the ECB holds monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt.
FRANKFURT - ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press conference, after the interest rate meeting - 1330 GMT. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 BASEL, Switzerland - Central bankers from around the globe speak at a financial conference in Basel. Top speakers include central bank chiefs from Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Mexico and Chile. Euro zone and UK bank supervisors are also scheduled to speak (to March 13). BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. LONDON - Bank of England publishes Record of the Financial Policy Committee meeting held on Feb. 26, 2019 - 0930 GMT.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to Mar. 15).
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks to reporters at the end of the central bank policy meeting - 0230 GMT. TUESDAY, MARCH 19
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates (to Mar. 20). TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on Jan. 22 and 23 2350. THURSDAY, MARCH 21
BERN - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Monetary policy assessment 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT - General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt. OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds announcement of the Executive Board's interest rate decision and publication of Monetary Policy followed by a press conference 0900 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting, after the rate decision 1200 GMT.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
LONDON - A city lecture and lunch discussion with Patrick Harker, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, in London. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its March 14-15 policy meeting - 2350. TUESDAY, MARCH 26
PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to issue nonmanufacturing business outlook survey for March - 1230 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces official cash rate (OCR).
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
ZURICH - Swiss National Bank Governing board member Andrea Maechler will deliver a speech at Money Market Event, Zurich 1700 GMT.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT.
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