What's Next: March 28, 2017

Former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou arriving at the Taipei District Court, on Jan 10, 2017.
Former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou arriving at the Taipei District Court, on Jan 10, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Verdict on Ma's political leaks case

A verdict is expected today in the political leaks case against Taiwan's former president Ma Ying-jeou, who was accused of pressuring a former prosecutor-general to leak secrets about a confidential judicial probe in 2013.

Ma has been hit with a range of corruption and other allegations since he stepped down as leader in May last year.


MDIS launches bakery, culinary studio

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) will launch two facilities - a bakery and a culinary studio - as part of a move to offer more practical, skills-based curricula.

Several new courses related to the hospitality sector will also be introduced.


Release of US home price data

Data for home prices in 20 metropolitan areas of the United States will be released today. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index had registered a 5.6 per cent year-on-year rise in December 2016, following a downwardly revised 5.2 per cent increase in the previous month and beating market consensus of a 5.3 per cent gain. Today's data will likely show that the index increased 5.7 per cent in January from a year ago, economists say.

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