What's Next: April 7, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening of the last session of the outgoing parliament in Hanoi, on March 21, 2016.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening of the last session of the outgoing parliament in Hanoi, on March 21, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Exhibition on fight against corruption

A Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) exhibition that charts Singapore's anti-corruption journey will be launched today. The Declassified - Corruption Matters exhibition highlights the experiences of CPIB officers as well as notable corruption cases. Also on display is the CPIB's artillery shell casing collected from the 21-gun salute fired during the state funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

New Prime Minister in Vietnam

Vietnam's National Assembly is expected to rubber-stamp Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc's election as the new prime minister today to replace Mr Nguyen Tan Dung.

A crippling drought in the Mekong Delta rice bowl and slumping oil revenue are creating fresh headwinds for Vietnam as the new premier - an alumnus of the National University of Singapore - with less economic experience prepares to take over.

China to release forex reserves data

China will today release data on its foreign exchange reserves - the world's largest at US$3.2 trillion (S$4.3 trillion) at the end of February. Analysts expect the recent slide to continue, but on a smaller scale, as the yuan stays relatively steady against the US dollar. Reserves have dropped around US$100 billion each month since last November, with the US$107.9 billion drop in December being the biggest monthly drop on record.

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