What's Next: September 05, 2016

An electoral officer carries an unopened ballot box in the Central Counting Station in Hong Kong, China on Sept 5, 2016.
An electoral officer carries an unopened ballot box in the Central Counting Station in Hong Kong, China on Sept 5, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Hong Kong election results

The results of the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong will come out today after polls closed at 10.30pm last night. The vote is considered a test of the appeal of a young generation of anti-China activists who are running for office. But there is concern that any gains the independence activists make will be at the expense of the established democracy camp and benefit the pro-Beijing camp.


Day of giving back to community

Sentosa Gives, Sentosa Development Corporation's annual community giving initiative, opens today. The first of this year's activities is the Sentosa Experience, where close to 1,500 beneficiaries from 31 voluntary welfare organisations will get to spend a day on the resort island. Also, 139 secondary school students will get the opportunity to preview careers in the tourism and leisure industry as they undertake a day of job-shadowing.


Key indicators for China, Japan

Leading macroeconomic indicators from China and Japan, relating to their service economies last month, will be released today.

In Tokyo, the Japan Nikkei services purchasing managers' index (PMI) is expected to be out at 8.30am, with China Caixin services PMI index to follow about an hour later. In China, the service sector is now the country's main driver of growth, given the slowdown in demand for manufactured goods globally.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe