Tsai on state visit to Panama, Paraguay
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will embark on her first state visit to allies Panama and Paraguay today. During the nine-day trip, she will make transit stops in Miami and Los Angeles. China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province, has previously objected to Taiwanese leaders' transit visits to the United States, which it viewed as a form of "official" contact.
TRS founder expected to plead guilty
Singaporean Yang Kaiheng, who started socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS), is expected to plead guilty to six counts of sedition in court today. He and his wife, Ai Takagi, were charged in April last year with seven counts of sedition for deliberately sowing discord between Singaporeans and foreigners through a series of articles and a Facebook update that they posted online between Oct 13, 2013, and Feb 4 last year.
Tips for institutional investors
DBS Bank is holding its Institutional Investors Symposium 2016 today, bringing together more than 200 key institutional investors from the region as well as top market specialists in Asia. Panel speakers will discuss unfolding market events and developments, and how institutional investors can position themselves in uncharted waters.