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.