The US Federal Reserve, the American central bank, on 1 June announced the tentative schedule for next year's Federal Open Market Committee meetings.
The FOMC is the American central bank's rate setting body and will meet on eight occasions in 2008.
The tentative dates for next year are a follows:
29 - 30 January
29 - 30 April
24 - 25 June
28 - 29 October
The remaining FOMC meetings for this year will take place on: 27 - 28 June