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DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18

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THURSDAY, MAY 7 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy - 1230 GMT. ST GALLEN - Swiss central bank head Thomas Jordan will attend an annual two-day management conference (to May 8). BRUSSELS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin speaks in EU Parliament - 0700 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will discuss the importance of structural reforms at a panel at the European Business Summit - 1400 GMT. BARCELONA, Spain - European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch to deliver lecture at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics - 1645 GMT. OSLO - Central bank of Norway announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan to publish the minutes of April policy-setting meeting - 2350 GMT.

FRIDAY, MAY 8 LONDON - Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting (continued on May 11). LONDON - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio to deliver lecture on "Reinforcing financial stability in the euro area" at OMFIF Golden Speaker Series, organized by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum - 1130 GMT. BRONX, New York - Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the 17th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast in Bronx - 1345 GMT. FRANKFURT - German's Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel to participate in the monetary workshop - "Monetary Policy on close inspection" - 0500 GMT. HELSINKI - European Central Bank Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen to participate in the Payments Forum - 0530 GMT. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin speaks before a Small Business Week event awards ceremony - 1800 GMT. SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia releases quarterly statement on monetary policy - 0130 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway - Central bank of Norway Governor Oystein Olsen will deliver a lecture at the University of Stavanger - 0630 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank holds executive board meeting.

SATURDAY, MAY 9 FRANKFURT - Germany's Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to speak on "Monetary Policy on close inspection" - 0500 GMT. Germany's Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel will also participate.


LONDON - Bank of England announces rate decision - 1100 GMT.

TUESDAY, MAY 12 NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics - 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th annual Global Private Equity Conference hosted by the International Finance Corporation - 1300 GMT. SYDNEY - Australia releases 2015/16 Federal Budget BRUSSELS - EU finance ministers meet in Brussels - 0700 GMT. SANDEFJORD - Central bank of Norway Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen addresses Norges Bank's regional network - 0630 GMT. WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand to publish fiscal stability report - 2100 GMT. STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Riksbank will publish the minutes of April policy meeting - 0730 GMT.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 LONDON - Bank of England releases quarterly inflation report - 0930 GMT. OSLO - Central bank of Norway holds seminar on 2015 Financial Infrastructure Report - 0630 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision - 0800 GMT.

THURSDAY, MAY 14 TBILISI - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) annual meeting and business forum 2015 (to May 15). ATHENS - Economist organizes a roundtable with the Greek government at Intercontinental Hotel. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers (to May 15).

FRIDAY, MAY 15 TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Yomiuri International Economic Society - 0340 GMT.


SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Corporate Finance Forum - 2330 GMT.


STOCKHOLM - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Swedbank Global Seminar - 0600 GMT.


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