Heads up: ECB speakers (including Draghi) coming up in the day ahead
There's a plethora of ECB speakers on the agenda today
Here's the full lineup:
0800 GMT - ECB president Draghi speaks in Frankfurt
Draghi will be delivering the opening address at the 'ECB and Its Watchers XX' conference. His speech is expected to last for 40 minutes. Given the backdrop of the event, he could touch on monetary policy and make some remarks on the economy so keep your eyes and ears peeled just in case.
0800 GMT - ECB's Nowotny speaks in Vienna
Nowotny will be delivering the welcoming remarks at the anniversary conference celebrating the 10th year of the Vienna Initiative. I wouldn't expect him to touch on monetary policy in that regard but he could mention a thing or two about the economy.
0845 GMT - ECB's Praet speaks in Frankfurt
Praet will be participating in a debate on 'Next Steps in Policy Normalisation' at the same event as Draghi above. The debate is expected to carry on until 1015 GMT.
1000 GMT - ECB's Lautenschlaeger participates in a panel discussion in Vienna
She will be at the same event as Nowotny above and the panel discussion will pertain to 'New Challenges on Cross Border Banking'. Hence, I wouldn't expect any material comments to come from the event here.
1045 GMT - ECB's de Guindos speaks in Frankfurt
de Guindos will be participating in a debate on 'International Spillovers of Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Concerns' at the same event as Draghi above. The debate is expected to carry on until 1215 GMT.
1330 GMT - ECB's Mersch speaks in Frankfurt
Mersch will be participating in a debate on 'Challenges to Central Bank Independence' at the same event as Draghi above. The debate is expected to carry on until 1500 GMT.
1730 GMT - ECB's Villeroy speaks in Geneva
I can't find any details on Villeroy's appearance here but just take note in any case. However, I wouldn't expect him to make any significant comments and deviate from the current ECB script if he does touch on any sensitive topics.