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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
STOCKHOLM – Riksbank’s First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick speaks on the topic titled “Low inflation and high indebtedness – expansionary monetary policy is placing demands on other policy areas” – 1000 GMT. GUELPH – Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak to reporters before a business roundtable in Guelph, Ontario – 1800 GMT.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
WYOMING, United States – European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to speak on “Reevaluating Labor Market Dynamics” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM – Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 JACKSON HOLE, United States – Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank ofBrazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on “Labormarkets and monetary policy” at Kansas Fed’s annual Jackson Hole symposium.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 BOSTON, United States – Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) Total Store Expo in Boston.
MONDAY, AUGUST 25 KINGSTON, Canada – Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech titled “Policy challenges in an open world”. The speech is closed to the media and is part of the Canadian Association for Business Economics’ annual conference in Kingston, Ontario.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
VIENNA – Alpbach economic conference in Vienna (to Aug. 29). Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
LUGANO, Switzerland – Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society – 1130 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
** LJUBLJANA – Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia (to Sep 2). Speakers:- Slovenia Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, Slovenia President Borut Pahor, China’s Former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Czech Republic First Deputy Foreign Minister Petr Drulak, Slovak Republic Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Slovenia Defence Minister Roman Jakic, Republic of Macedonia Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, Serbia Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and European Investment Bank (EIP) President Werner Hoyer. STOCKHOLM – Meeting of the Executive Board of the Riksbank
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
SYDNEY – Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition – 1800 GMT. LONDON – Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting (to Sep 4). TOKYO – Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Sep 4). OTTAWA – Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement.