What's Next: November 3, 2016

Princess Anne leaving a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Princess Anne leaving a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London. PHOTO: AFP

Review of HK lawmakers' oath-taking

A judicial review of whether two Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers, Ms Yau Wai Ching and Mr Sixtus Baggio Leung, should be allowed to retake their oaths begins today.

The pair, who represent a new breed of more radical activists moving into the political mainstream, had their swearing-in oaths invalidated last month over their use of language and a banner that was deemed derogatory to China.

Princess Anne visiting Singapore

Britain's Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will be in Singapore today in support of two charities: The Mission to Seafarers Singapore (MTSS) and Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore.

She will be visiting Jurong Port's drop-in centre for seafarers. Established in 1924, the MTSS helps seafarers passing through Singapore's ports who are in need.

Bank of England rate decision today

The Bank of England will announce its decision on interest rates today, with most economists expecting no change in policy.

They reckon the central bank will keep its benchmark steady at 0.25 per cent, taking into account the performance of Britain's economy since the Brexit referendum in June. While economic growth has been better than expected, the pound's plunge has started to stoke inflation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe