What's Next: July 22, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on as designate ministers are sworn in at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece, on July 18, 2015.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on as designate ministers are sworn in at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece, on July 18, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

Myanmar govt, rebels resume talks

The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups today resume talks seen as a last-ditch attempt at a nationwide ceasefire accord.

A long-running peace process between the government and multiple rebel groups has foundered in recent months following the signing of a draft ceasefire deal in March, and analysts see little chance for an accord before an election in November.


Natas to announce fair details

The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) is holding a briefing on Natas Holidays 2015 today.

The holiday fair will be held at Singapore Expo from July 31 to Aug 2, and will feature travel deals mainly for the year end.

A breakaway group of travel agents is holding its own fair at Marina Bay Sands from Friday to Sunday.


Deadline for Greek approval of reforms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until tonight to get Parliament to approve a second package of reforms as demanded by the country's international creditors. The government submitted the legislation to Parliament yesterday to start talks on the measures.

Once it passes muster, Greece should be able wrap up bailout talks with international lenders by Aug 20, officials said.

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