What's Next: April 7 , 2017

Lotte chairman to be questioned

South Korean prosecutors will question Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong Bin as a witness in a probe into an influence-peddling scandal that led to the dismissal and arrest of former president Park Geun Hye.

The prosecutor's office said Mr Shin, who oversees the country's fifth-biggest family-controlled conglomerate, has been summoned to appear at 8.30am Singapore time today.

Symposium on learning environments

About 100 practitioners are expected today at a symposium centred on providing support to students in universities and polytechnics here. They will discuss and share experiences on creating good learning environments for students and support systems, such as for those with special needs. The one-day event is organised by Yale-NUS College.

US jobs report out today

The United States will release its non-farm payrolls today, amid expectations of robust data following stronger-than-expected numbers from a private gauge on Wednesday.

A strong jobs report will possibly mean a faster pace of interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. The Fed hiked interest rates a notch in mid-March, its second tightening in three months. Forecasts from Fed officials suggest a median of two more increases before year-end.

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