What's Next: March 10, 2017

A protester holding a placard showing a portrait of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during an anti-government rally in central Seoul.
A protester holding a placard showing a portrait of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during an anti-government rally in central Seoul. PHOTO: AFP

Court ruling on Park's impeachment

South Korea's Constitutional Court is set to rule today on whether to unseat or reinstate embattled President Park Geun Hye over a corruption scandal involving a close friend.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 10am Singapore time. Before the hearing, justices will meet to take turns to express their opinions for or against the impeachment and sign a verdict paper. Ms Park is not expected to attend the hearing.


Unveiling of IT Leader Award winners

The winners of the IT Leader Awards will be unveiled today. The awards recognise infocommunication technology professionals in Singapore for their contributions and achievements in the industry. Organised by the Singapore Computer Society, this year's awards coincide with the society's 50th anniversary.


US to release employment data

The United States will release data for private- and public-sector jobs today, seen as a barometer of the country's economy.

It comes a day after a private gauge of national employment in the US private sector showed an addition of 298,000 jobs last month. With a small chance of a weak payroll report today, analysts say the US Federal Reserve is more likely to raise rates at its meeting next week.

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