Week inAdvance
Monday | Aug 31, 2020
Mon Aug 31 U.K. summer bank holiday. | Wed Sep 2 Beige Book. | Thu Sep 3 BoE guv in DC to speak about cryptocurrencies. | Fri Sep 4 Financial Stability Board TBTF workshop.

Global governments are still walking a tightrope between easing coronavirus lockdowns to revive economic growth, and controlling any resurgence of Covid-19. Globally, more than 24 million people have been infected with the virus, and deaths have exceeded 820,000.

Hong Kong has been successful in driving back a new wave, and plans to test the entire population for Covid-19. South Korea, Italy and France are reporting the most new daily infections in months. Japan, Germany and Greece are also seeing increases, while India is struggling with a record spike. And then there’s Brazil, which is moving forward with reopening regardless of high virus infection rates. Spain has rejected new lockdowns despite its reemergence as the center of the European pandemic.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
save the date
Wednesday, Sep 9
INVESTORS CMBS industry update
3 - 3:15 pm

Thursday, Sep 10
INVESTORS Market Practices industry update
11:30 am - noon

Come when you can. Leave when you have to. Take your calls.
at the agencies
Wednesday, Sep 2
The Fed issues its Beige Book of economic conditions at 2 pm.

Wednesday, Sep 2
During an open meeting, held via webcast, the SEC will consider whether to adopt amendments to the Commission's rules implementing its whistleblower program, and whether to adopt interpretive guidance concerning the term "independent analysis".
on the hill

House and Senate out of session.
across the globe
Monday, Aug 31
GENEVA, Switzerland
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo will step down, one year before his term was to expire. Eight candidates are vying to replace him and no interim leader has been appointed.

Monday, Aug 31
VIENNA, Austria
ECB’s head of monetary policy strategy, Katrin Assenmacher, speaks about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project and its implications for monetary policy and financial stability, in a SUERF webinar.

Monday, Aug 31 -
Thursday, Sep 3
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
G20 virtual meetings
Mon | Virtual water, energy, and food nexus international workshop
Tue & Wed | 3rd development working group meeting
Thu | G20 extraordinary foreign ministers meeting

Wednesday, Sep 2
DUBLIN, Ireland
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses a webinar organized by IIEA and the European Commission representation. Topics include the status of talks between the bloc and the U.K., obstacles in achieving an agreement, and key issues that will shape the future relationship.

Thursday, Sep 3 -
Friday, Sep 4
The European Central Bank’s annual research conference, held via video conference.

Friday, Sep 4
BASEL, Switzerland
Financial Stability Board virtual consultation workshop on the evaluation of the effects of too-big-to-fail reforms.

Friday, Sep 4 -
Sunday, Sep 6
Italian think tank, the European House, holds its 46th annual forum. Speakers include French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
other events
Thursday, Sep 3
The Brookings Institution hosts Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, who’ll speak on the future of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

Friday, Sep 4
U.S. jobs report is forecast to show payrolls continued to rebound in August from virus lows. The initial bounceback in rehiring seems to be fading, though, suggesting a moderating pace of job gains.
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