What's Next: December 2, 2016

An Indian protestor holds placards of banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes during a protest against demonetisation, in Mumbai on Nov 28, 2016.
An Indian protestor holds placards of banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes during a protest against demonetisation, in Mumbai on Nov 28, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

India's top court to hear rupee petitions

India's Supreme Court will today hear a number of petitions challenging the government's decision to demonetise 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes. The apex court has said it would examine the inconvenience aspect and constitutional validity of the Nov 8 decision.

Big S'pore presence at Asian TV Awards

Singapore's Christopher Lee will be vying for the Best Actor Award, alongside brother Frederick Lee, at tonight's Asian Television Awards. Singapore has a strong showing in this year's 21st edition, with local talents nominated in four major acting categories. The nominees include Farhana M. Noor for Best Actress, Pierre Png for Best Supporting Actor and Julie Tan for Best Supporting Actress.

Singapore's manufacturing data

Data on Singapore's manufacturing output in November will be released today, giving an indication of whether a recent uptick in activity has been sustained. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose for the second straight month in October, after more than a year of contraction, giving economists hope that a nascent recovery in the manufacturing sector is under way.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe