What's Next: December 09, 2015

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and US President Barack Obama speak to the press following talks in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct 26, 2015.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and US President Barack Obama speak to the press following talks in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Polls key to Jokowi's growth agenda

Indonesia holds elections today to pick local leaders with the power to speed up or stall President Joko Widodo's growth-through-infrastructure agenda. The polls mark another step in the progress of the world's third-largest democracy, after its first nationwide vote in 1999 and first direct elections for leaders in 2004. Results will be announced from tomorrow until Dec 19, with districts first, followed by regions and provinces.

Pow-wow on work and learning

Researchers and professionals from the world over gather from today for a robust exchange of new ideas and approaches in the field of work and learning at the 9th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning.

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency is hosting the three-day conference at the School of the Arts Singapore.

China's inflation data out today

More Chinese economic data will be released today, as investors study signs of where the world's second-biggest economy is headed.

Today, Chinese inflation data will be out and experts are expecting a slight increase in prices for last month.

If prices rise less than expected, it could mean economic activity is dropping off, sending off more warning signals about the strength of the Chinese economy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: December 09, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe