DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 24

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WEDNESDAY, MAR 12

WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on the President's 2015 Budget. FRANKFURT - ECB chief economist Peter Praet speaks at debate on "Current issues in and challenges for central bank communication" at the ECB and its Watchers XV conference organized by the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt, Germany - 0800 GMT. MADRID - ECB governing council member Luis Linde to deliver a lecture in the Foro Cinco Dias, in Madrid - 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure speaks at a debate on "Current challenges for the conduct of monetary policy in the euro area" at the ECB and its Watchers XV conference organized by the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt, Germany - 1000 GMT. BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble holds news conference after a cabinet meeting on the budget - 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB executive board member Yves Mersch speaks at a debate on "Challenges for the ECB resulting from its double role as monetary policy maker and financial supervisor" in Frankfurt - 1300 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Sydney Institute.

THURSDAY, MAR 13

WASHINGTON - Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on nominations of Stanley Fischer for Federal Reserve vice chairman, and Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard for members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors - 1400 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England Special Resolutions Unit Director, Andrew Gracie and Banque de France Deputy Director General, Sylvie Matherat participates in a panel discussion on "Two ends of the spectrum - the challenges of risk management and effective resolution" at SUERF/EY Conference in London. VIENNA - ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the awarding ceremony of the Schumpeter Award organized by Schumpeter Gesellschaft in Vienna, Austria - 1700 GMT. PARIS - ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure speaks on "Achieving a fully integrated banking union - the three pillars of the European Central Bank" at The Economist's Future of Banking Summit "Adapting to change: tomorrow's banking model" in Paris, France - 0815 GMT. HELSINKI - ECB governing council member Erkki Liikanen will be present at the launch of Antti Heinonen's book "The First Euros" - 0800 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate (OCR). TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases the Minutes of its February policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.

FRIDAY, MAR 14 STANFORD, United States - Federal Reserve vice-chair nominee Stanley Fischer speaks before a dinner at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit 2014 - 0145 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's central bank governor Stefan Ingves to give a speech on "Have we learned the lessons of earlier financial crises?" - 0915 GMT. BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks on Europe at Evangelical Academy, in Berlin - 1500 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's central bank Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will hold the speech "Pioneer or bad example? Swedish experiences of taking indebtedness into account in monetary policy decisions" - 1400 GMT

MONDAY, MAR 17

LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor for Financial Stability John Cunliffe will take part in a conference at Chatham House titled "New Rules on Market Structure, Trading and Funding" - 0930 GMT.

TUESDAY, MAR 18 WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates. HALIFAX, Canada - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz delivers a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. FRANKFURT - Former Portuguese Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar gives lecture on "The Making of a Continental Financial System: Lessons from Early American History" - 1600 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAR 19

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces decision on interest rates. FRANKFURT - ECB governing council and general council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled (to Mar 20). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a seminar on the global economy hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs - 0500 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland Central Bank announces interest rate decision. OTSU, Japan - Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi meets business leaders in Otsu - 0130 GMT.

THURSDAY, MAR 20

DUESSELDORF, Germany - ECB executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger takes part in a panel discussion on "Too small for the world? Germany's banks caught between globalisation, regulation and image worries" - 1500 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 0715 GMT. ZURICH - Swiss National Bank (SNB) holds Monetary policy assessment - 0830 GMT.

FRIDAY, MAR 21

WASHINGTON - 8th conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) will be held at the Federal Reserve Board (to Mar 22). Speakers:- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota and ECB vice president Vitor Constancio.

MONDAY, MARCH 24

TORONTO, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Tim Lane delivers a speech at York University, Toronto. KITA-KYUSHU, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata speaks at a seminar in Kita-Kyushu - 0500 GMT.

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