DIARY - Major Central Bank Meetings for 2012

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:56am EDT

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    Please find below a list of dates of meetings and interest
rate decisions in 2011 from key central banks around the world.
    
 ** More countries will be added, when they are confirmed.
    
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    U.S. FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE

    Jul 31 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates.
    Aug 1 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee
(FOMC) announces decision on interest rates.
    Sep 12-13 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates.
    Sep 13 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates.
    Oct 23-24 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates.
    Oct 24 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates.
    Dec 11-12 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates.
    Dec 12 - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market
Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates.
    
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    EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
    (Held in Frankfurt unless otherwise stated).
   
    Jul 19 - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate
announcements scheduled.
    Aug 02 - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest
rate announcement and News conference. 
    Sep 06 - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest
rate announcement and News conference. 
    Sep 19 - ECB Governing Council and General Council meeting.
No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Sep. 20).
    Oct 04 - LJUBLJANA - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed
by interest rate announcement and News conference. 
    Oct 18 - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate
announcements scheduled. 
    Nov 08 - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest
rate announcement and News conference.
    Nov 22 - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate
announcements scheduled. 
    Dec 06 - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest
rate announcement and News conference.
    Dec 19 - ECB Governing Council and General Council meeting.
No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Dec. 20).
    
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    BANK OF JAPAN
     
    Aug 08 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Aug. 9).
    Sep 18 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Sep. 19).
    Oct 04 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Oct. 5).
    Oct 30 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting.
    Nov 19 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Nov. 20).
    Dec 19 - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Dec. 20).
    
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    BANK OF ENGLAND
    
    Aug 01 - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC) meeting (to Aug. 2).
    Aug 02 - Bank of England (BoE) announces interest rate
decision.
    Sep 05 - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC) meeting (to Sep. 6).
    Sep 06 - Bank of England (BoE) announces interest rate
decision.
    Oct 03 - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC) meeting (to Oct. 4).
    Oct 04 - Bank of England (BoE) announces interest rate
decision.
    Nov 07 - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC) meeting (to Nov. 8).
    Nov 08 - Bank of England (BoE) announces interest rate
decision.
    Dec 05 - Bank of England (BoE) holds Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC) meeting (to Dec. 6).
    Dec 06 - Bank of England (BoE) announces interest rate
decision.
    
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    CANADA
    
    Jul 17 - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate
announcement.
    Sep 05 - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate
announcement.
    Oct 23 - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate
announcement.    
    Dec 04 - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate
announcement.
    
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    BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (BIS)/G10 - All
bi-monthly meetings take place in Basel, Switzerland, except
where indicated;
    
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    SWISS NATIONAL BANK
    
    Sep 13 - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Monetary policy
assessment.
    Dec 13 - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Monetary policy
assessment.
    
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    RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA
    
    Aug 07 - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate
meeting. 
    Sep 04 - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate
meeting. 
    Oct 02 - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate
meeting. 
    Nov 06 - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate
meeting. 
    Dec 04 - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds interest rate
meeting. 
    
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    RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND

    Jul 26 - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Official Cash
Rate (OCR).
    Sep 13 - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary
Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate (OCR). 
    Oct 25 - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Official Cash
Rate (OCR).
    Dec 06 - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary
Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate (OCR).

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    SWEDEN'S RIKSBANK
    
    Sep 05 - Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting
(to Sep. 6).
    Sep 06 - Swedish central bank announces interest rate
decision.
    Oct 24 - Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting
(to Oct. 25).
    Oct 25 - Swedish central bank announces interest rate
decision.
    Dec 17 - Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting
(to Dec. 18).
    Dec 18 - Swedish central bank announces interest rate
decision.
   
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    ICELAND CENTRAL BANK 
    
    Aug 22 - Iceland Central Bank announces Interest Rate
Decision.
    Oct 03 - Iceland Central Bank announces Interest Rate
Decision.
    Nov 07 - Iceland Central Bank announces Interest Rate
Decision.
    Dec 12 - Iceland Central Bank announces Interest Rate
Decision.
    
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    NORGES BANK
    
    Aug 29 - Norwegian central bank's policy-setting executive
board holds interest rate meeting.
    Oct 31 - Norwegian central bank's policy-setting executive
board holds interest rate meeting.
    Dec 19 - Norwegian central bank's policy-setting executive
board holds interest rate meeting.
    
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    DANISH NATIONAL BANK

    Denmark's National Bank does not have regularly monetary 
policy meetings. The Board of Governors convenes whenever 
necessary but these meetings often coincide with the ECB.
 
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