What's Next: July 12, 2016

The Japan Coast Guard vessel PHL02 Tsugaru is seen docked at a port in Manila, Philippines on July 11 2016.
The Japan Coast Guard vessel PHL02 Tsugaru is seen docked at a port in Manila, Philippines on July 11 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Ruling on South China Sea spat

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will today rule on a bitter dispute over the South China Sea, which could have huge international ramifications amid growing tensions in the key waterway.

The Philippines brought the case against China in 2013, asking the court to find that Beijing's claims to much of the territory in the sea are invalid and violate the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


Award for reducing packaging waste

This year's winners of an annual award that recognises the efforts of companies in reducing packaging waste will be revealed today. The winners of the 3R Packaging Awards are among the signatories of the Singapore Packaging Agreement, which was introduced in 2007 as a voluntary agreement to get companies to cut the amount of packaging they use.


BoE publishing record of meeting

The Bank of England (BoE) will publish the record of its latest Financial Policy Committee meeting today. The central bank's watchdog had last week released its biannual report, in which it warned that risks to financial stability were materialising after Britain's shock referendum vote to leave the European Union.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe