27 September 2002, 08:10  Global Calendar for Friday, Sept. 27 and Sat., Sept. 28

DATE GMT/EDT EVENT
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27-Sep 2350/1950* Japan capital flows data for Sept. 20 week, workers household spending for August, Tokyo CPI for Sept, nationwide CPI for August, unem- ployment, retail sales and industrial output for August.
27-Sep 0500/0100 Japan housing starts, construction orders and starts for August.
27-Sep 0645/0245 France ILO jobless rate for August.
27-Sep 0650/0250 France PPI for July and August.
27-Sep n/a Germany ICON consumer confidence and VDMA machinery orders for August.
27-Sep 0700/0300 Italy preliminary CPI, HICP for September.
27-Sep 0800/0400 Italy contract wages for August.
27-Sep n/a Italy to sell medium-long term bonds.
27-Sep 0830/0430 U.K. 2nd revision of second-quarter GDP and current account.
27-Sep 0930/0530 U.K. GfK consumer confidence for September.
27-Sep 1200/0800 Standard & Poor's hosts breakfast seminar on topics affecting global financial markets in conjunction with the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington.
27-Sep 1230/0830 U.S. final second-quarter 2002 gross domestic product, final sales, chain price index and corporate profits.
27-Sep 1230/0830 Canada industrial and raw materials product price for August.
27-Sep 1300/0900 Group of 24 ministers to meet during the IMF/ World Bank annual meetings in Washington.
27-Sep 1300/0900 Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to host meeting of 34 finance ministers from the Western Hemis- phere in Washington. News conference at 1:00 pm EDT.
27-Sep 1345/0945 U.S. Univ. of Michigan final consumer sentiment for September.
27-Sep 1430/1030 U.S. ECRI leading index for Sept. 20 week.
27-Sep 1630/1230 EU Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs Pedro Solbes to hold news briefing in Washing- ton.
27-Sep 1700/1300 Canadian Finance Minister John Manley to speak about Canada-U.S. relations at the Army-Navy Club, in Washington.
27-Sep 1830/1430 ASEAN finance ministers and central bankers to hold forum on economic outlook, in Washington. 27-Sep 1900/1500 Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers' meeting tentative scheduled to begin in Washington. Joint communique to follow.
27-Sep n/a Mexico maquiladora employment and manhours for June.
27-Sep 0030/2030 ECB President Wim Duisenberg, EU Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs Pedro Solbes & Eurogroup President Nikolaos Christodoulakis to brief after G-7 finance ministers meeting in Washington.
27-Sep 0115/2115 Canadian Finance Minister John Manley to hold post G-7 briefing in Washington.
27-Sep 0115/2115 French Finance Minister Francis Mer and ECB Governing Council member Jean-Claude Trichet to hold post G-7 briefing in Washington.
27-Sep 0130/2130 German Finance Minister Hans Eichel to hold post-G7 news conference in Washington.
27-Sep 0145/2145 Japanese Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa and Bank of Japan Governor Masaru Hayami to hold post G-7 news conference in Washington.
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28-Sep 1200/0800 Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to speak at the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting in Washington. Followed by news con- ference with IMFC Chairman Gordon Brown, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer; and IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler.
28-Sep 1330/0930 Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to hold post-G7 news conference in Washington.
28-Sep 1400/1000 Federal Reserve Governor Susan Bies to speak about bank performance and corporate governance to the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers in Memphis, Tennessee. Audience Q&A expected.
28-Sep 1400/1000 European Central Bank Vice President Lucas Papademos to speak at the Institute of Inter- national Finance annual meeting in Washington.
28-Sep n/a Institute of International Finance to hold annual meeting in Washington. Speakers to include Polish National Bank President Leszek Balcerowicz, Philippine Finance Minister Jose Camacho, Bank for International Settlements General Manager Andrew Crockett, Mexican Finance Minister Francisco Gil Diaz, Brazilian Central Bank President Arminio Fraga and others.
28-Sep 1900/1500 German Finance Minister Hans Eichel to hold background briefing with German media, in Wash- ington.
28-Sep 2100/1700 Anti-globalization protesters threatening mass demonstration in Washington on occasion of IMF/ World Bank meetings.
28-Sep 2200/1800 French Finance Minister Francis Mer to hold briefing with French reporters in Washington. Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet to follow at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
28-Sep 2300/1900 Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to give state- ment before the Institute for International Finance, in Washington.

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