Wednesday 20 February 2019

Week 4

 

The annual World Economic Forum meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland, this week. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
The annual World Economic Forum meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland, this week. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The World Economic Forum holds its annual meeting in Davos this week. Among those speaking at the event is Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, while Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will also be there.

This year's theme is 'Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution'.

US President Donald Trump - and the entire official US delegation - will not be attending because of the current government shutdown. UK Prime Minister Theresa May cancelled her trip to Davos to deal with Brexit.

Mrs May will instead today present her parliament with an alternative proposal for exiting the European Union.

Her first deal was last week defeated by the biggest margin in a century.

Staying with European matters, and eurozone finance ministers begin the search for a successor to ECB executive board member and chief economist Peter Praet. Meanwhile, European Union foreign affairs ministers will today meet to discuss current affairs, disinformation, Venezuela, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

On the domestic front, the CSO will tomorrow release the wholesale price index in respect of December.

Davy Stockbrokers will host an 'Irish Housing Market Insights' event in London on Wednesday, while on Thursday recruitment group CPL Resources is due to release results.

In the UK, EasyJet and JD Wetherspoon are among the companies releasing results, while two major aviation conferences get under way in Dublin this week.

Irish Independent

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