Geopolitical calendar

The coronavirus pandemic is the third great crisis of the 21st century, following the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the Global Financial Crisis. The health-related uncertainties present a unique challenge for policymakers. We detail the key geopolitical events over the next year in the table below.

2022 Location Event
July
July 20 Japan Japan flag Bank of Japan meeting
July 21 Euro area European Union flag European Central Bank meeting
July 26 U.S. US flag Federal Reserve meeting
August
August 9 Kenya Kenya flag General election
September
September 8 Euro area European Union flag European Central Bank meeting
September 11 Sweden Sweden flag General election
September 20 U.S. US flag Federal Reserve meeting
October
October 2 Brazil Brazil flag General election
October 27 Euro area European Union flag European Central Bank meeting
October 27 Japan Japan flag Bank of Japan meeting
November
November 1 U.S. US flag Federal Reserve meeting
November 8 U.S. US flag Midterm elections
December
December 13 U.S. US flag Federal Reserve meeting
December 15 Euro area European Union flag European Central Bank meeting

Source: BlackRock Investment Institute, April 2022. 
Note: European Central Bank meetings shown are those accompanied by press conferences. The Bank of Japan events shown are followed by the publication of the central bank’s outlook report.

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