What's Next: October 12, 2016

New HK lawmakers take oath

Newly elected Hong Kong lawmakers, some of whom advocate more autonomy for the city, will take their oath today during the first session of the new legislative term. The secretariat of the legislature has already warned incoming lawmakers to read the oath without change in order to be sworn in, as some have said they planned to read their own versions to state their political views.

SIM University graduation ceremony

Some 2,400 students from SIM University will be receiving their degree scrolls today, amid a slowing economy and a stagnating job market. The graduates include the pioneer batch of students from programmes such as facilities and events management and aviation business administration.

Australia's consumer confidence index

Australia will today announce its consumer confidence index - a survey of over 1,200 households evaluating consumers' take on their financial situation and the economic conditions for the coming year.

The announcement comes a day after the business confidence index by National Australia Bank showed that sales and profits both rebounded last month, reflecting good business conditions.

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