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United Nations The Africa Dialogue Series 2023 will continue until 24 May.

In Bonn, UN Habitat will convene the 5th Global Water Operators Congress from 22 to 25 May.

Paris Air Show, 54th edition, Paris France.


The 76th World Health Assembly will take place in May 23-30, 2023. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Attended by delegations from all WHO member States, it focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed program budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe, Stuttgart Germany.

Digital Health World Congress, London UK, is the leading technology digital healthcare conference in London Europe UK as forum for Healthtech, MedTech, mobile, IoT and IT industry as digital health events.

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing: Growing the Domestic Energy Sector Supply Chain and Manufacturing Base: Are Federal Efforts Working?

EU Ecodesign: The EU ministers are expected to adopt the general approach for the regulation establishing a framework for setting ecodesign requirements for sustainable products. The aim of the proposal is to make sustainable products the norm in the EU. It addresses product design, setting new requirements to make products more durable, reliable, reusable, upgradable, reparable, easier to maintain, refurbish and recycle, and energy and resource-efficient.

EU Long term competitiveness: EU Ministers will hold the exchange of views on long-term competitiveness communication that the Commission presented on 20 March. This is the main debate of the day, with the intervention of all the ministers. The Communication of the Commission proposes measures to close the gap in productivity between EU economy and its global competitors in areas like innovation, production, and implementation of most advanced technologies.

EU Critical Raw Materials Act: The afternoon session will start with the policy debate on critical raw materials act, in public session. The aim of this communication, presented by the Commission on 17 March, is ensuring secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) to achieve the green and digital transitions but also to secure the necessary capabilities in the defense, space sectors. It is based in three pillars:

  1. developing the critical raw materials value chain in the EU
  2. boosting the diversification of supply, and
  3. fostering sustainable sourcing and promoting circularity


Fighting EU pollution/industrial emissions: MEPs on the Environment Committee will vote on their position on the revision of EU industrial emissions rules that currently cover over 30,000 large industrial plants and 20,000 intensive livestock farms. The revision aims to stimulate the green transition of large industries, with significant health and environmental benefits.


House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, Hearing: Modernizing Customs Policies to Protect American Workers and Secure Supply Chains, Meeting Details

4th Global Smart Water Summit, 25-26 May 2023, Berlin, Germany

International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition (SNEC PV POWER EXPO), 16th edition, Shanghai China


India International EV Show (IIEV Show), 2nd edition, Chennai, India.


Elections for Turkish Presidency and Mauritanian National Assembly.

Legislative elections will be held in 12 of Spain’s 17regions, as well as the exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Local elections will occur nationwide alongside regional elections.


U.S. debt ceiling dominates this week. Interest rate decisions are announced by Ghana (currently at 29.5%), Hungary (currently at 13.0%), Indonesia (currently at 5.75%), South Africa (currently at 7.75%), South Korea (currently at 3.5%) and Turkey (currently at 8.5%). U.S. will indicate its interest rate position along with German GDP, UK inflation, along with Singapore GDP. Malaysian economy shows sustained expansion.

Earnings Reports This Week: Heico Corp. (HEI), Ryanair Holdings (RYAAY), Zoom Video Communications (ZM), Nordson Corporation (NDSN), Lowe’s Companies (LOW), Intuit Inc. (INTU), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), AutoZone Inc. (AZO), Agilent Technologies (A), Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), BJ Wholesale Club (BJ), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM), Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL), Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), Nvidia (NVDA), Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Snowflake Inc. (SNOW), Splunk Inc. (SPLK), U-Haul Holding Company (UHAL), UiPath Inc. (PATH), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Medtronic (MDT), Toronto Dominion Bank (TD), NetEase Inc. (NTES), Vmware Inc. (VMW), Workday Inc. (WDAY), Autodesk Inc. (ADSK), Marvell Technology (MRVL), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Ulta Beauty (ULTA), Best Buy (BBY), Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL), Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL), The Gap Inc. (GPS), PDD Holdings Inc. (PDD) and Booz Allen Hamilton Corp. (BAH)


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