Finance ministers and central bankers from around the globe
are in Istanbul for the semiannual meetings of the
International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which run from Oct.
4-7. Finance officials from the Group of Seven met on Saturday,
Following is a schedule of the top events.
All events are in Istanbul and all times listed are in
Istanbul local time/GMT, unless noted.
For related stories, please click on [G7/G8].
Sunday, Oct. 4
0830/0530 - Turkish Economy Minister Ali Babacan speaks at
Institute of International Finance meeting.
0855/0555 - Brazilian central bank chief Henrique Meirelles
speaks at IIF meeting.
0900/0600 - Turkish Economy Minister Ali Babacan and
Urkraine Vice Prime Minister Hryorly Nemyria participate in
discussion on "Crisis, Recovery and Structural Reform in
Emerging Europe and Central Asia."
0900/0600 - The International Monetary and Financial
Committee, the IMF's steering committee, meets.
1000/0700 - IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Anoop
Singh holds news briefing.
1045/0745 - Bank of Mexico Governor Guillermo Ortiz,
Hungary Central Bank Governor Andras Simor, Poland National
Bank First Deputy President Piotr Wiesiolek participate in
discussion on "Managing Crisis: Lessons of Global Experience
from Central Banks."
1100/0800 - IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director
Nicolas Eyzaguirre holds news briefing.
1115/0815 - U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman
Sheila Bair speaks at the IIF meeting.
1230/0930 - Turkish Economy Minister Ali Babacan addresses
luncheon as part of the IMF/World Bank program of seminars.
1530/1230, approx. - IMFC Chair Minister Youssef
Boutros-Ghali and IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
holds news conference.
1700/1400 - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty holds
conference call with reporters
Monday, Oct. 5
0800/0500 - U.S. Treasury Acting Undersecretary for
International Affairs Mark Sobel, Turkish central bank Deputy
Governor Mehmet Yorukogl, Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board
Member Hans-Helmut Kotz and Bank of Italy Director General
Frabrizio Saccomanni speak before the Institute of
0900/0600 - "Future of the Global Financial System" with
European Central Bank Executive Board Member Lorenzo Bini
Smaghi, Brazilian central bank chief Henrique Meirelles and
George Soros participate in a discussion on the future of the
global financial system.
0945/0645 - Joint IMF, World Bank Development Committee
1045/0745 - Korea Financial Supervisory Service Senior
Deputy Governor Jang-Yung Lee participates in discussion
moderated by Swedish Central Bank Governor Stefan Ingves on
1045/0745 - Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani
Indrawati and ECB Vice President Lucas Papademos participate in
discussion on crisis prevention and resolution.
1200/0900 - Sri Mulyani Indrawati, finance minister of
Indonesia, speaks on the progress of the reform agenda adopted
by the G20 Summit.
1345/1045 - Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty
delivers speech at luncheon sponsored by Scotiabank
1545/1245, approx. - Mexican Finance Minister Agustin
Carsten, chairman of the IMF/World Bank Development Committee,
World Bank President Robert Zoellick and IMF Managing Director
Dominique Strauss-Kahn holds news conference.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
1000/0700 - IMF/World Bank annual meetings opening plenary
Wednesday, Oct. 7
0930/0630 - IMF/World Bank annual meetings closing plenary
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DIARY - U.S. Federal Reserve [FED/DIARY]
DIARY - European Central Bank [ECB/DIARY]
DIARY - Polling Unit Diary for 2006 [POLL/DIARY]
DIARY - Today in Washington [WASH/DIARY]
DIARY - Key World Financial Events [KEY/DIARY]
DIARY - Political and General news [POL/DIARY]
DIARY - Index of all Diaries [IND/DIARY]
DIARY - G7 Real-Time economic data ECON G7TODAY
DIARY - OECD countries upcoming economic data & forecast
DIARY - Major Central Bank Events for 2006 [CEN/DIARY]
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