UPDATE 2-China Jan-Feb industrial profits surge 32 pct as commodity prices rally
* Strong raw materials prices driving best profit growth in years
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
LONDON - UK Finance minister George Osborne speaks to Scottish Affairs Committee - 1230 GMT. WARSAW - EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum 2014 (to May 15). Speakers:- Morocco Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid, EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti, Georgia Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and former Italy Finance Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on "The low rate of inflation - should we be worried and can we do anything about it?" - 1000 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand will release the financial stability report - 2100 GMT. BERLIN - ECB executive board member Yves Mersch speaks in Berlin - 0730 GMT.
THURSDAY, MAY 15 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives welcome remarks before the "Filling the Gaps: a Summit on Small Business Credit Innovations" hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gives commencement address at Georgetown University in Washington - 2100 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at National Small Business Week event in Washington - 2210 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland will publish its annual report on financial stability in Europe - 0800 GMT. KRAKOW, Poland - ECB executive board member Yves Mersch speaks on "Challenges for the European economy and the European project" at annual conference "The World's not flat - Why place matters and what it means for us" organized by ASPIRE in Krakow, Poland - 0850 GMT. AMSTERDAM - Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves speaks on "Global liquidity regulation, supervision and risk management" - 1215 GMT. QUEBEC CITY, Canada - Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri speaks to a pension industry group in Quebec City - 1630 GMT. SYDNEY - RBA Head of Financial Stability Department Luci Ellis speaks at Citibank Residential Housing Conference in Sydney. BERLIN - 2014 Asia Europe Economic Forum in Berlin (to May 16). ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the event. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a seminar hosted by Columbia University on "overcoming deflation" - 0425 GMT. OSNABRUECK, Germany - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele speaks in Osnabrueck about the euro crisis, the causes, development and current situation - 1215 GMT.
FRIDAY, MAY 16 LITTLE ROCK, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Arkansas Day with the Bank Commissioner event hosted by the Arkansas Bankers Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States - 1550 GMT. WARSAW - ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure and National Bank of Romania Deputy Governor Cristian Popa speak at a conference titled "Ensuring Sustainable Finance in Transition Economies" co-organized by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Narodowy Bank Polska in Warsaw, Poland - 0930 GMT.
MONDAY, MAY 19 DALLAS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher participates in panel, "The Role of the Federal Reserve" before the Bush Institute conference on monetary policy in Dallas - 1610 GMT. FRANKFURT - Frankfurt Finance Summit 2014 (to May 20). Speakers:- European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services Michel Barnier, Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek, ECB executive board member Andreas Dombret, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde and Former Germany Finance Minister Theodor Waigel. FRANKFURT - ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at a Bundesbank conference - 0800 GMT. HELSINKI - Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will be present at the Bank of Finland Payments Forum. WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner participates in the "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises" discussion hosted by Politico and Bank of America - 1545 GMT.
TUESDAY, MAY 20
LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor Charlie Bean gives speech at London School of Economics - 1730 GMT. BERNE, Switzerland - SNB (Swiss National Bank) Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks at the Swiss International Finance Forum. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to May 21). SYDNEY - RBA will release the minutes of May policy meeting - 0130 GMT. ADELAIDE - RBA Assistant Governor for Financial Markets Guy Debelle speaks at the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) luncheon. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Women in Housing and Finance Public Policy Luncheon - 1630 GMT.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
WASHINGTON - Federal Open Market Committee releases the Minutes from its April interest rate meeting - 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy and banking before the Exchequer Club - 1650 GMT. BRUSSELS - Bank of Spain Director-General of Regulation and Financial Stability Julio Duran will participate as a panelist at the "2014 European Bank Executive Committee Forum - 1200 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before the Economic Club of Minnesota in Minneapolis - 1730 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives commencement address and receives honorary degree at the New York University's 182nd Commencement ceremony in New York. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting. No interest rate announcements scheduled.
THURSDAY, MAY 22 SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks before the Association of Trade and Forfaiting (ATFA) 17th annual conference in San Francisco - 2000 GMT.
FRIDAY, MAY 23
MADRID - ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger addresses a conference entitled "The Financial System and the Banking Union" organized by Expansion in Madrid - 0745 GMT.
MONDAY, MAY 26
TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases the minutes of its April policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT. --------------------------------------------------------------- Enquiries to customer help desks -- double click on for telephone numbers. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.
* Strong raw materials prices driving best profit growth in years
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