JAPAN: Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa is expected to speak on the fiscal 1994 budget and his administration. Federation of Bankers Association of Japan announces bank deposit and lending figures. UNITED STATES: The 12th North American Corporate Forum and International Conference, including presentations by 54 companies, starts at the New York Hilton. BRITAIN: Figures for January credit business, and January housing starts and completions. GERMANY: G11 central bankers meet in Basel (through March 8). BELGIUM: Meeting of the European Monetary Institute in Brussels to review European Union (EU) monetary co-operation. EU foreign ministers discuss enlargement of the trade bloc to include Austria, Sweden, Finland and Norway; Greek trade sanctions against Macedonia; trade relations with Ukraine (through March 8). FRANCE: December balance of payments. TUESDAY, MARCH 8 HONG Kong: International art fair ''New Trends - Art Hong Kong'' starts. It is Hong Kong's first annual fine art fair for emerging and contemporary Western and Asian artists (until March 11). CHINA: The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meets. JAPAN: Monthly economic report released by Economic Planning Agency. Figures for Tokyo-area condominium sales. UNITED STATES: Semiconductor Industry Association scheduled releases its book-to-bill ratio for February. American Petroleum Institute issues its weekly report on US petroleum stocks, production, imports and refinery utilisation. BRITAIN: January cyclical indicators for UK economy and January index of production and manufacturing. GERMANY: February unemployment and fourth-quarter gross domestic product. CANADA: December estimates of labour income and results of a short-term expectations survey. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 HONG Kong: Morgan Stanley Asia managing director Peter Churchouse holds regional real estate market presentation. JAPAN: Bank of Japan Governor Yasushi Mieno holds regular news conference. US Secretary of State Warren Christopher arrives for three-day visit. Trade issues will not be the main topic on his agenda. INDIA: Two-day meeting of India-Japan business co-operation committee begins in New Delhi to discuss investment opportunities. UNITED STATES: Department of Energy issues weekly report on US petroleum stocks, production, imports and refinery utilisation. GERMANY: Bundesbank awards securities repos - about 82.5 billion marks (about HK$270 billion) of repos expire. THURSDAY, MARCH 10 HONG Kong: Weekly magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review , holds ''Countdown to 1997'' conference. Speakers include Governor Chris Patten and Financial Services Secretary Michael Cartland. (through March 11) CHINA: China's parliament, the Eighth National People's Congress, begins second plenary session. INDIA: Holiday for Mahachivratri. SRI LANKA: Holiday for Maha Sivaratri Day. BRITAIN: Details of employment, unemployment, earnings, prices and other indicators. CANADA: Figures for February help-wanted index, January new car sales and January farm product prices. FRIDAY, MARCH 11 CHINA: US Secretary of State Warren Christopher expected to arrive in Beijing for talks on the progress of human rights, and further extension of China's most favoured nation (MFN) trading status. BRITAIN: December balance of visible trade, fourth quarter construction output, February usable steel production, and February capital issues and redemption. CANADA: February labour force survey, January new housing price index and January department store sales by province and metropolitan area. MONDAY, MARCH 14 VIETNAM: British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong begins trade and investment mission to Vietnam (through March 17). WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 HONG Kong: International conference on the Natural Gas, LNG and LPG business called GasTrade 94 starts.