What's Next: May 24, 2016

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee receiving an official Maori welcome in Auckland, New Zealand on April 30.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee receiving an official Maori welcome in Auckland, New Zealand on April 30.PHOTO: AFP

Indian President due in China today

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is visiting China today, his first to the East Asian neighbour since he assumed office in 2012.

During his four-day trip, he is expected to raise the issue of China blocking India's request to add Masood Azhar, the head of militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, to a United Nations sanctions blacklist.


Aedes reminder ahead of peak period

Senior Minister of State and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC grassroots adviser Sim Ann will visit Watten Estate this evening to remind residents to take steps to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding. Her visit comes ahead of the June school holidays, when many are expected to travel abroad. Singapore's first Zika case - the patient is now fully recovered - was from the estate. The June to October period is typically when the number of dengue cases peaks.


US housing, factory data

Housing and manufacturing data from the United States will be released today, as investors search for more clues to a potential rate hike next month.

More positive news could push the US Federal Reserve into raising interest rates for the first time since last December, when it was raised after nearly a decade.

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