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Today in Washington ------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ------------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 WELLINGTON - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Adrian Orr and Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby to speak to government committee.

TOKYO - BOJ board member Takata Hajime delivers speech, holds news conference. - 0130 GMT

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in moderated discussion before hybrid Citizens Budget Commission 92nd Annual Gala - 0110 GMT. ATLANTA - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook, monetary policy and the state of the banking industry before the 2024 Banking Outlook Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - 1550 GMT.

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "Financial Stability/Regulation" before the Columbia University/Bank Policy Institute 2024 Bank Regulation Research Conference - 1815 GMT. CHICAGO, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Austan Goolsbee speaks virtually on "Monetary Policy at an Unusual Time" before webinar event hosted by the Princeton University Bendheim Center for Finance. - 1600 GMT

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher Waller and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Lorie Logan participate in panel, "2024 report, Quantitative Tightening around the Globe: What Have We Learned?" before the 2024 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum hosted by the Chicago Booth School of Business. 1515 GMT. STANFORD, Calif. - Federal Reserve Board Governor Adriana Kugler speaks on "Pursuing the Dual Mandate" before the 2024 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit. 2030 GMT.

WELLINGTON - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Adrian Orr to speak at Business Canterbury - Reserve Bank Lunch 2024 - 0000 GMT.

CARDIFF, United Kingdom - Bank of England Chief Economist Huw Pill gives lecture at Cardiff University Business School - 1400 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and real estate trends before the University of Florida's Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center 2024 Trends and Strategies Conference - 1715 GMT. NEW YORK CITY, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Jeffrey Schmid (moderator) participates in panel, "AI and the Labor Market" before the 2024 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum hosted by the Chicago Booth School of Business. - 1830 GMT

Monday, March 4

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the "Economic Impact of Higher Education" before the 2024 American Council on Education Presidents and Chancellors Summit - 1600 GMT.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

** TOKYO - Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda speaks at a panel discussion at an international symposium in Tokyo hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs. – 0500 GMT TOKYO - Remarks by BOJ Governor Kazuo Ueda at the FIN/SUM 2024 – 0400 GMT. STOCKHOLM – Riksbank Deputy Governor Aino Bunge will discuss the economic situation and current monetary policy during a breakfast networking event organized by Ruter Dam – 0700 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly speaks before the 2024 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference - 1700 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book - 1900 GMT OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement - 1445 GMT.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

** WASHINGTON DC - Federal Reserve issues quarterly financial accounts of the United States. – 1700 GMT

LONDON – Bank of England, Executive Director for Data and Analytics Transformation and Chief Data Officer, James Benford speaks at the Big Data & AI World conference ‘Refreshing the Bank of England’s data and analytics strategy’ – 1000 GMT

CLEVELAND - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks virtually on the economic outlook as part of the European Economics and Financial Centre's Distinguished Speaker Series - 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivers semiannual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. FRANKFURT - European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde speaks to reporters following the Governing Council's monetary policy meeting - 1345 GMT. BERLIN - Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt - 1230 GMT BERLIN - Governing Council of the ECB holds monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt FRIDAY, MARCH 8

LONDON - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in moderated discussion before hybrid event, "Connecting Academics to Policy: A Conversation with New York Fed President John C. Williams" organized by the London School of Economics - 1200 GMT. STOCKHOLM – Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Flodén will talk about the economic situation and current monetary policy at an event organized by Öhman Fonder -1100 GMT. STOCKHOLM – Riksbank First Deputy Governor Anna Breman visits Karlskrona and talks about the economic situation and current monetary policy at a breakfast meeting arranged by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden – 0630 GMT.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 TOKYO - Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda gives opening remarks and appears a panel discussion at an international symposium in Tokyo hosted by Genron NPO - 0400 GMT.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

** STOCKHOLM - The Riksbank is arranging a press conference on the Payments Report 2024 with Governor Erik Thedéen and Christina Wejshammar, Head of the Payments Department. – 1000 GMT

** TOKYO - Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda joins a panel discussion during the "Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia" hosted by OECD and Asian Development Bank Institute. – 0100 GMT

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1200 GMT

MONDAY, MARCH 18

TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to Mar. 19)

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates (to Mar. 20)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada will release the minutes of the meeting for its interest rate decision taken on March 6 - 1730 GMT.

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0800 GMT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces its decision on interest rates followed by statement - 1800 GMT WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve chairperson holds a news conference THURSDAY, MARCH 21

TORONTO - Bank of Canada (BoC) deputy governor Toni Gravelle will discuss normalization of the central bank's balance sheet in a speech on March 21 at the CFA Society of Toronto. - 1300 GMT

OSLO - Norges Bank Director for monetary policy Ole Christian Bech-Moen gives a lecture for the Association for Financial Studies - 1600 GMT.

BERN - Swiss National Bank (SNB) Monetary policy assessment with news conference - 0830 GMT

OSLO - Norway Central Bank announces interest rate decision and Monetary Policy Report 1/24 - 0900 GMT OSLO - Norway Central Bank holds press conference - 0930 GMT LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision and publishes the minutes of the meeting, after the rate decision - 1200 GMT BERLIN - General Council meeting of the ECB (Virtual) SUNDAY, MARCH 24

TOKYO - Bank of Japan releases Minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on Jan. 22 and 23 - 2350 GMT

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 OTTAWA - Carolyn Rogers, Senior Deputy Governor of Bank of Canada, will give a speech on the need to improve Canadian productivity. - 1200 GMT

PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey for March. - 1230 GMT

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank holds Monetary policy meeting at which the Executive Board takes a decision on monetary policy including the policy rate - 0800 GMT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank publishes monetary policy decision, including the policy rate, and the Monetary Policy report for March 2024 - 0830 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at its Mar. 18-19 policy meeting - 2350 GMT. THURSDAY, APRIL 4

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank publishes minutes from the monetary policy meeting on 26 March 2024 - 0730 GMT TUESDAY, APRIL 9

GENEVA – Speech by Martin Schlegel, Vice Chairman-Governing Board, Swiss National Bank, International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB) - 1630 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

WASHINGTON DC - Federal Open Market Committee issues minutes from its meeting of March 19-20, 2024. - 1800 GMT

WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand holds Monetary Policy Review and OCR - 0200 GMT

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0700 GMT

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report - 1345 GMT.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

BERLIN - Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt - 1230 GMT

BERLIN - Governing Council of the ECB holds monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt MONDAY, April 15

STANFORD, Calif. - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly speaks before an Associates Meeting of the 2024 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) -2330 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book - 1800 GMT

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

WASHINGTON DC - IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2024 (to April 21)

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank general council meeting - 1100 GMT

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

PHILADELPHIA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey for April. - 1230 GMT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada to release minutes of its monetary policy meeting - 1730 GMT.

STOCKHOLM - Riksbank executive board meeting - 0700 GMT

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds Monetary Policy Meeting (to Apr. 26)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) starts its two-day meeting on interest rates (to May 1)

WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand holds Financial Stability Report (to May 1)

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