- Week of May 1, 2023 Newsletter
– New Automotive Reports & Regulations
– Freight & Supply Chains
– Pandemic Preparedness
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HAPPENING THIS WEEK
U.S. House and Senate will hold hearings on the 2024 national budget.
Today is International Workers’ Day.
United Nations The Africa Dialogue Series 2023 starts on the 1st of May and continues until the 24 May.
European Parliament, Legal Affairs Committee will adopt its position on the proposal for so-called corporate sustainability due diligence. The draft bill aims at minimizing the adverse impact that companies’ activities can have on people and the planet, labor, pollution and biodiversity loss. The new rules would require firms to identify and end or mitigate their negative impact on humans and the environment.
United Nations special meeting on “Unleashing the transformative power of SDG16: Improving governance and reducing corruption” will be organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). It will broadcast on UN Web TV.
The Global consultation on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) starts today (2-4 May) and it is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
European Parliament Environment and the Industry committees will adopt their position on the first-ever EU legislation on methane emissions reductions in the energy sector. The proposed legislation would cover methane emissions from oil, fossil gas and coal sectors, and from renewable biomethane once it is injected in the gas network.
The 8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals will be held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The Forum is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will continue until 4 May.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers will meet in Goa (India).
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold hearings to examine preparing for the next public health emergency, focusing on reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. Meeting Details
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A slow day in politics.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Saturday is the Coronation of King Charles III, UK. The coronation marks a historic, albeit symbolic change to the UK monarchy and head of state.
GLOBAL ECONOMIC PULSE
U.S., EU and Australia are announcing interest rate decisions this week. Euro-area Consumer Price Index is expected. Last week’s data shows higher inflation in France and Spain. Euro-area GDP was up 0.1% causing France and Italy avoid technical recessions. Germany and Turkey inflation declined. Rate decisions are due for Brazil (current interest rate of 13.75%) and Malaysia (current interest rate of 2.75%). China Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is due. According to Investopedia, the latest reports on the U.S. labor market will arrive this week. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for March, tracking total openings, hires, quits, and separations for the month. On Wednesday, payroll provider ADP will issue its National Employment Report for April, tracking private sector payrolls. Private businesses likely added 135,000 positions, compared to a gain of 145,000 in March. U.S. Labor Department’s nonfarm payrolls report will be out on Friday. Payrolls are projected to have risen just 178,000 in April, which would mark the smallest increase since a loss of 268,000 positions in December 2020. This would suggest a slowing economy and a slow loosening of a labor market that has remained tight over the past year as the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates. China’s growth seems to be on track. China’s growth matters for China and globally. China’s economy accounts for about 19% of global GDP and a larger share of global trade. If China’s recovery accelerates, this will be good for global growth.
- Earnings Reports This Week: tryker Corp. (SYK), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Arista Networks Inc. (ANET), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), ON Semiconductor Corp. (ON), Pfizer (PFE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Starbucks (SBUX), BP (BP), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Eaton Corp. (ETN), Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI), Uber Technologies (UBER), Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO), Enterprise Products Partners (EPP), Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), Marriott International (MAR), Ecolab Inc. (ECL), Ford Motor Company (F), Sysco Corporation (SYY), Qualcomm (QCOM), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Equinor (EQNR), Estee Lauder Cos. (EL), Equinix (EQIX), Public Storage (PSA), Stellantis (STLA), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Phillips 66 (PSX), MetLife Inc. (MET), Exelon Corp. (EXC), Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), Barrick Gold (GOLD), Allstate Corporation (ALL), Cognizant (CTSH), Apple (AAPL), Royal Dutch Shell (SHEL), Anheuser Busch (BUD), ConocoPhillips (COP), Booking Holdings (BKNG), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX), Shopify (SHOP), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST), Moderna (MRNA), Ferrari (RACE), Fortinet Inc. (FTNT), American International Group (AIG), Block (SQ), Novo Nordisk (NVO), Enbridge Inc. (ENB), Cigna Group (CI), ENI (E), Dominion Energy (D), ING Group (ING), NatWest Group (NWG), WarnerBros. Discovery (WBD), and Icahn Enterprises (IEP)
NOTEWORTHY REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, DECISIONS & REPORTS
- CHIPS for America includes the CHIPS Program Office, responsible for semiconductor incentives, and the CHIPS Research and Development Office, responsible for R&D programs, that both sit within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Department of Commerce. They published the strategy report A VISION AND STRATEGY FOR THE U.S. NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles – Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis.
- Institute for Social Science Research – ISF MUNICH published a report on The Chip Crisis in the Automotive Industry
- United nations and India’s Department of Science & Technology published India’s Automotive Sectoral System of Innovation.
- A study of the cost-effectiveness of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) subsidies in reducing tailpipe-CO2 emissions in China, the U.S., and nine European countries was published.
- The State of Queensland in Australia published it DIGITAL FUTURE 2023–2026 Action Plan
- U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report on supply chains and freight.
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