BoE cancels 2005 governors' symposium

The Bank of England has cancelled its 2005 governors' symposium due to the UK's overcrowded international schedule. Mario Blejer, head of the Bank's centre for Central Banking Studies, wrote to central bank governors recently to tell them the news.

The schedule congestion arises because the UK in 2005 is both chairing and hosting the G7 meetings, and is taking on the presidency (in the second half of this year) of the European Union.

While nominally a private meeting, the Bank's governors' sym