October 4, 2009 / 5:01 AM / 10 years ago

DIARY-G7, IMF and World Bank meetings in Istanbul

 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,
Oct. 3.
 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
International Bankers.
 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
regulatory reform.
 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
 For related diaries, please see:
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  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]
  NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily
mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.
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