Week inAdvance
Monday | Jan 25, 2021
Mon Jan 25 Davos goes online. | Tue Jan 26 BISIH-CPMI crypto assets webinar. | Wed Jan 27 FOMC rate decision. | Thu Jan 28 U.S. 4Q GDP.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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Wednesday, Jan 27
INVESTORS cyber security industry update
11 - 11:30 am

Wednesday, Jan 27
INVESTORS council chairs roundtable
4 - 4:15 pm

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at the agencies
Wednesday, Jan 27
FEDERAL RESERVE
The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) concludes its two-day meeting, its first gathering of 2021. Rate decision and Fed Chair Jay Powell news conference. The Fed, which has sought to support the recovery through aggressive policy actions, is unlikely to change its approach. Powell is likely to once again stress that there will be no repeat of the 2013 “taper tantrum.” 

Wednesday, Jan 27 -
Thursday, Jan 28
MUNICIPAL SECURITIES RULEMAKING BOARD
Quarterly meeting to review the MSRB mission statement and vision. See the complete agenda here.

Thursday, Jan 28
U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION
Hearing on U.S.-China relations at the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial. The commission is mandated by Congress to report annually on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, which has been a rocky one lately.

Friday, Jan 29
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will focus on the experiences of smaller public company markets and the Commission’s recent Securities Act Rule 701 and Form S-8 proposals. See the complete agenda here.
on the hill
Thursday, Jan 28
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Remote nomination hearing on the following nominations: Marcia L. Fudge, of Ohio, to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Cecilia E. Rouse, of New Jersey, to be chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.
across the globe
Monday, Jan 25
GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Health Organization will publish a report that will say advanced economies face a significant hit to their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic unless they help developing countries speed up their vaccination programs.

Monday, Jan 25
Tuesday, Jan 26
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands
Online international Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS 2021) will focus on finding solutions that enable people to adapt to the effects of climate change, such as extreme rainfall, drought, heatwaves, and sea level rise. World leaders such as Angela Merkel, South Korea's Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a broad Adaptation Action Agenda, setting out practical climate solutions and plans up to 2030. Presenters include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

Monday, Jan 25 -
Tuesday, Jan 26
ROME, Italy
G20 1st Finance and Central Bank Deputies priorities-related virtual symposium on the opportunities and challenges of digitalization in light of the Covid-19 crisis (finance track).

Monday, Jan 25 -
Friday, Jan 29
DAVOS, Switzerland
World Economic Forum online-only program will features Chinese President Xi Jinping, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Also in attendance at the conference, which is usually held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos at this time of year, will be Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also on hand to debate the issues will be European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, along with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

Tuesday, Jan 26
BASEL, Switzerland
BISIH-CPMI (Bank for International Settlements' Innovation Hub / Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures) webinar on the legal aspects of crypto assets.

Wednesday, Jan 27
Thursday, Jan 28
PARIS, France
OECD/G20 11th Inclusive Framework plenary, the group's first ever public meeting on BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting). See the complete agenda here.
other events
Tuesday, Jan 25
WASHINGTON DC
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) releases its latest World Economic Outlook

Thursday, Jan 28
Growth data to show how U.S. fared in late 2020. Economists expect that figures will show the economy contracted by 2.5% last year, having grown at a much slower pace in the fourth quarter than in the third.
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