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In the FxPro News Bank Calendar, you will find a meeting schedule of major central banks.
During these sessions, regulators make decisions on key interest rates and other monetary policy stances, such as quantitative easing and prudential policy (whether they should be changed). We recommend that traders keep an eye on these events as they may cause a significant impact. For more information on each specific meeting, the holding period and the financial assets affected, visit our economic calendar.
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 is immediately known after the meeting.
Dates of the Fed’s interest rate decision meetings in 2023: February 1, March 22, May 3, June 14, July 26, September 20, November 1, December 13.
Updates appear at 18:00 GMT (19:00 DST).
The minutes of the last Open Market Committee meeting are then published three weeks later.
The interest rate decision is made by the BoE Monetary Policy Committee 8 times a year.
Updates appear at 11:00 GMT (12:00 DST). The Monetary Policy Committee includes 9 members.
Dates of the BoE interest rate decisions in 2023: February 2, March 23, May 11, June 22, August 3, September 21, November 2, December 14.
The minutes are published simultaneously with the MPC decision.
The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Updates appear at 12:15 GMT (13:15 DST). After a decision is made, a press conference is traditionally held 30 minutes later.
Dates of the ECB interest rate decision meetings in 2023: February 2, March 16, May 4, June 15, July 27, September 14, October 26, December 14.
The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the Bank of Japan at monetary policy meetings.
The decision is known between 3-5am GMT.
Dates of the BoJ interest rates decision meetings in 2023: January 18, March 10, April 28, June 16, July 28, September 22, October 31, December 19.
The Swiss National Bank makes interest rate decisions four times a year announcing the results at 07:30 GMT (08:30 DST).
Dates of the SNB interest rate decision meetings in 2023: March 23, June 22, September 21, December 14.
The Bank of Canada makes interest rate decisions eight times a year, announcing the results at 13:00 GMT (14:00 DST).
Dates of the BoC interest rates decision meetings in 2023: January 25, March 8, April 12, June 7, July 12, September 6, October 25, December 6.
The Bank of Australia’s interest rate decision meeting takes place 11 times a year, with the result known at 03:30 GMT.
Dates of the RBA interest rate decision meetings in 2023: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.
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 2023: February 22, April 5, May 24, July 12, August 16, October 4, November 29.