Bank Calendar 2020

US Federal Reserve (FOMC)
Decision
January 29
March 18
April 29
June 10
July 29
September 16
November 5
December 16

Bank of England (BOE)
January 29
March 26
May 7
June 18
August 6
September 17
November 5
December 17
Bank of Canada (BOC)

January 22
March 4
April 15
June 3
July 15
September 9
October 28
December 9
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

February 4
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1
European Central Bank (ECB)
Decision
January 23
March 12
April 30
June 4
July 16
September 10
October 29
December 10

Swiss National Bank (SNB)
March 19
June 18
September 24
December 17
Bank of Japan (BOJ)
January 21
March 19
April 28
June 16
July 15
September 17
October 29
December 18
Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)
February 12
March 25
May 13
June 24
August 12
September 23
November 11

Central Banks Rates Decisions Calendar

In this FxPro News Bank Calendar, you will find a schedule of the major central banks’ meetings.

During these sessions, regulators make decisions on the key interest rates and other monetary policy stances, such as quantitative easing and prudential policy – whether to change it or not. We recommend that traders do not lose sight of these events. For more information on each specific meeting, the holding period and financial assets affected, visit our economic calendar.

US Federal Reserve

The interest rate decision is made by the Open Market Committee (Fed’s division) eight times a year, where 12 members of the Committee vote for the rate level changes. The distribution of the votes cast becomes known immediately after the meeting.

Dates of the Fed’s interest rate decision meetings in 2020: January 29, March 18, April 29, June 10, July 29, September 16, November 5, December 16.

Updates appear at 18.00/19.00 GMT (summer/winter time).

The minutes of the last Open Market Committee meeting are then published three weeks later.

Bank of England

The interest rate decision is made by the BoE Monetary Policy Committee 8 times a year.

Updates appear at 11.00/12.00 GMT (summer/winter time). The Monetary Policy Committee includes 9 members.

Dates of the BoE interest rate decisions in 2020: January 30, March 25, May 7, June 18, August 6, September 17, November 5, December 17.

The minutes are published simultaneously with the MPC decision.

European Central Bank

The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

Updates appear at 11.45/12.45 GMT (summer/winter time). After a decision is made, a press conference is traditionally held, starting at 12.30/13.30 GMT.

Dates of the ECB interest rate decision meetings in 2020: January 23, March 12, April 30, June 4, July 16, September 10, October 29, December 10.

Bank of Japan

The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the Bank of Japan at monetary policy meetings.

The decision becomes known between 3 and 5 am GMT.

Dates of the BoJ interest rates decision meetings in 2020: January 21, March 19, April 28, June 16, July 15, September 17, October 29, December 18.

Swiss National Bank

Swiss National Bank makes interest rate decisions four times a year announcing the results at 07.30/08.30 GMT (summer/winter time).

Dates of the SNB interest rate decision meetings in 2020: March 19, June 18, September 24, December 17.

Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada makes interest rate decisions eight times a year, announcing the results at 13.00/14.00 GMT (summer/winter time).

Dates of the BoC interest rates decision meetings in 2020: January 22, March 4, April 15, June 3, July 15, September 9, October 28, December 9.

Reserve Bank of Australia

The Bank of Australia’s interest rate decision meeting takes place 11 times a year, with the result becoming known at 03.30 GMT.

Dates of the RBA interest rate decision meetings in 2020: February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand makes its interest rate decision, like the US Fed, eight times a year, announcing the results at 20.00 GMT.

Dates of the RBNZ interest rate decision meetings in 2020: February 12, March 25, May 13, June 24, August 12, September 23, November 11.