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Monday, May 20

20th May - US Open

Heavy week in central bank speeches. Wednesday’s testimony and minutes in US, and Draghi’s speech on Thursday are the most important ones. Key macro numbers of the week will be the flash PMI’s on Thursday and German IFO on Friday. The EZ current account data on Wednesday and consumer confidence on Thursday are also notable.

Mon 20-May
FED Evans 17:00 GMT

Tue 21-May
US Treasury Lew 14:00 GMT
FED Bullard 15:30 GMT
SNB Jordan 16:30 GMT
BOC Carney 16:45GMT
FED Dudley 17:00 GMT

Wed 22-May
BOJ Rate decision, press conference
BOE MPC meeting minutes 08:30 GMT
SNB Jordan 10:00 GMT
ECB Praet 14:00 GMT
US Treasury Lew 14:00 GMT
FED Bernanke testimony 14:00 GMT
  Economic Outlook Before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress
FED FOMC meeting minutes 18:00 GMT

Thu 23-May
ECB Cœuré 12:50 GMT
ECB Draghi 19:30 GMT

Fri 24-May
ECB Constâncio 12:30

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Roundups & Commentary
Frontrunning – ZH
Overnight: Japan Yen Jawboning In Light Trading Session – ZH
The Lunch Wrap – alphaville / FT
Emerging N.Y. headlines – beyondbrics / FT
Daily press summary – Open Europe

Morning MoneyBeat: Stock Investors Have Green Light – WSJ
Morning Bond Update – TradingFloor
Amari and Holidays Spur Consolidation in FX – Marc to Market

Morning Briefing (EU/US): A Turning Point? – BNY Mellon
  Looking at the bigger picture for the USD index

Euro Could Be Shot Down NowWSJ

Thinking the Unthinkable: Quitting a CurrencyWSJ

Howarth: It's Crunch Time for Britain and the EUOpen Europe

Lidington: national parliaments could be given a 'red card' over EU proposalsOpen Europe

German Wages and Portuguese CompetitivenessKrugman / NYT
It's the euro, not the market.

Portugal: ‘Most Portuguese want to renegotiate or end the troika deal’Presseurop

Greece Isn’t Turning the CornerView / BB

The risk of a Japanese VaR shockalphaville / FT
JP Morgan’s always interesting Flows & Liquidity team have weighed in on the great Japanese yield panic.

Assessing Abenomicsalphaville / FT
There’s evidence that the JGB price rises are motivated by positive factors — inflation rate expectations — and not just dumping JGBs…there is a big element of timing here. And it’s too early to assess Abenomics.

BIS and IMF attacks on quantitative easing deeply misguided warn monetaristsThe Telegraph
Monetarists across the world have warned that the IMF and the BIS are making an historic error by calling for a withdrawal of emergency stimulus before the global economy has fully recovered.

Slovenia: Seuraava heinäsirkkalauman kohde?Juha Remes / US Puheenvuoro