IMF/World Bank meetings this weekend

IMF/ World Bank meetings
Many of the world’s top central bankers will travel to Tokyo this week for the IMF/ World Bank annual meetings. The meetings take place on Friday and Saturday.
Details of the meetings and the full programme of seminars is available here. Highlights
include a talk by Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, on Sunday at 11:30 a.m Tokyo time (2.30am GMT), and appearances by Fed chair Ben Bernanke and ECB president Mario Draghi at a BoJ/ IMF event later in the day.
Earlier in the week, the Fund releases the latest editions of its World Economic Outlook – published on Tuesday at 9am Tokyo time, and Global Financial Stability Report – out the same time the following day.
European Parliament hearings
Mr Draghi appears before lawmakers in Brussels on Tuesday morning. Tuesday’s European Parliament hearing, which begins at 9.30am local time (7.30am GMT), will see Mr Draghi respond to questions on the European Systemic Risk Board, followed by the ECB president’s quarterly hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
On Wednesday, ECB executive board member Peter Praet talks at a Bundesbank event. His talk begins at 2.30pm local time in Frankfurt. On Thursday, the ECB releases the latest edition of its Monthly Bulletin at 10am.
20 years of inflation targeting
Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King returns to one of his old academic haunts, the London School of Economics, on Tuesday night, where he will deliver a speech to mark 20 years of inflation targeting. His talk begins at 6.30pm London time.
The following day, the Bank releases a speech made by Bob Jenkins, an external member of the Financial Policy Committee, at the CFA Chairman’s Annual Dinner, London, on Tuesday. The speech is on the topic of banking reform.
Beige book
The Fed’s Beige Book is out on Wednesday at 2pm Eastern time (6pm GMT).
The same day, Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo talks financial stability regulation in Philadelphia at 4.30pm Eastern time. Mr Tarullo’s fellow Fed governor Jeremy Stein will discuss the central bank’s attempts at quantitative easing at an event held at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC on Thursday. His talk is at 10am Eastern time.

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