What's Next: August 12, 2016

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference following a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Aug 3.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference following a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Aug 3. PHOTO: EPA

China's foreign minister to visit India

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in India today for a three-day visit and will hold talks with his counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, amid irritants in China-India ties. Both sides are likely to have candid discussions over China's blocking of India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, according to the Press Trust of India.

Monkey conservation plan to be unveiled

A strategy plan to help protect the Raffles' Banded Langur, or banded leaf monkey, will be unveiled today. Fewer than 60 Raffles' Banded Langurs are left in Singapore, while the species is threatened by habitat loss and conversion in Malaysia. Stakeholders from 31 organisations, including Wildlife Reserves Singapore, have developed a long-term plan to save them.

Euro area GDP estimates out today

The euro area will today release its estimated gross domestic product (GDP) rate for the quarter ended June 30, amid reports of flat activity in France and Italy, and a slowdown in Germany. Growth is expected to be 0.3 per cent for the quarter over sluggish domestic demand after three consecutive strong quarters. The euro area's GDP is expected to continue at an annualised rate of 1.4 per cent for the second half of the year.

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