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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 2020: January 29, March 18, April 29, June 10, July 29, September 16, November 5, December 16.
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 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.
The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Updates appear at 11.45 GMT (12:45 DST). After a decision is made, a press conference is traditionally held 45 minutes later.
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.
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 2020: January 21, March 19, April 28, June 16, July 15, September 17, October 29, December 18.
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 2020: March 19, June 18, September 24, December 17.
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 2020: January 22, March 4, April 15, June 3, July 15, September 9, October 28, December 9.
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 2020: February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.
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.