April 2–8, 2016

Fed releases minutes

The Fed released its minutes from its last Open Market Committee meeting were they kept interest rates constant. They showed that the Fed’s official were worried about global economic risks to the American economy and that they were divided about when to raise interest rates next. The ECB will also release minutes of its last monetary policy meeting on Thursday.

Central Bank officials to speak

Thursday will see the two most important Central Bank officials give talks. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will appear at a discussion with the last 4 Fed chairs. Mairo Draghi, President of the ECB, will give a presentation on the economic and financial situation of Europe in Lisbon after meeting with the Portuguese President.

IMF publishes “analytical chapters”

The IMF will publish the “analytical chapters” of its World Economic Outlook, preceding the release of its full report in in the middle of April.

 Patrick Kovarik | AFP Photo

Patrick Kovarik | AFP Photo

Hollande and Merkel give joint conference

French President, Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will meet in France and give a joint conference. This comes amid mounting problems for Europe from Brexit to the refugee crisis that are having adverse effects on its economy and on business sentiment.

Morneau to speak on 2016 budget

The Canadian Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will give a talk on the 2016 budget and government policy towards aiding the middle class