Week inAdvance

Monday | Jan 22, 2024

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Mon Jan 22 China’s central bank reveals commercial lenders’ benchmark lending rate. Paris Haute Couture week begins. | Tue Jan 23 Japan BOJ rate decision. Academy Award nominations. | Wed Jan 24 SEC to discuss SPACs, shell companies. MSRB board meeting. EC sustainable finance summit. Canada rate decision. | Thu Jan 25 US GDP. ECB rate decision. | Fri Jan 26 India's 75th anniversary of Republic Day; financial markets closed. In China, the Lunar New Year is officially celebrated in mid-February; however, the holiday rush will start on Jan. 26.


All times are Eastern and subject to change.

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Thursday, Feb 8

INVESTORS market practices industry update

10:30 - 11 am ET


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at the agencies

Wednesday, Jan 24

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Meeting to consider whether to adopt new rules and amendments to enhance disclosures and provide additional investor protections in initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and in subsequent business combination transactions between SPACs and target companies (de-SPAC transactions), and to address investor protection concerns over shell companies.


Wednesday, Jan 24 -

Thursday, Jan 25

MUNICIPAL SECURITIES RULEMAKING BOARD

Board meeting to advance the MSRB's FY 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, and:  

  • Discuss comments received in response to the MSRB’s 2024 rate card filing with the SEC, establishing market activity fees and the municipal advisor fee for 2024;
  • Consider whether to modernize MSRB Rule G-27, on dealer supervision; 
  • Receive an update on industry input on its request for comment on draft amendments to MSRB Rule G-12(c). 

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Thursday, Jan 25

BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

A first look at US GDP for the fourth quarter. These figures will make possible international comparisons with the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI) reports for manufacturing and services across the G7 nations.

on the hill

Thursday, Jan 25

SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Hearing: "Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program: Local Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions."

across the globe

Monday, Jan 22

BRUSSELS, Belgium

EU foreign ministers meet with potential Red Sea naval mission on the agenda.


Tuesday, Jan 23

TOKYO, Japan

The Bank of Japan announces its interest rate decision.


Wednesday, Jan 24

VIRTUAL

The European Commission's EU Sustainable Investment Summit: Delivering on the green transition.


Wednesday, Jan 24 -

Thursday, Jan 25

BRASILIA, Brazil

G20 1st International Financial Architecture Working Group meeting.


Wednesday, Jan 24 -

Thursday, Jan 25

HONG KONG

The Asian Financial Forum brings together leaders from the government, finance, and business communities.


Thursday, Jan 25

FRANKFURT, Germany

European Central Bank’s first policy meeting of 2024 comes amid a heated debate on when to begin cutting rates. President Christine Lagarde holds a news conference.

other events

Tuesday, Jan 23

HOLLYWOOD, California

96th Academy Awards nominations will be announced online. The Oscars are scheduled to be presented at a ceremony in Hollywood on March 10.

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