What's Next: Feb 19, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and other EU leaders take part in a group photo at a European Union leaders summit on Feb 18, 2016.
British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and other EU leaders take part in a group photo at a European Union leaders summit on Feb 18, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Getting students up and about

Rep with Steps, a school-based challenge for secondary schools and junior colleges, picks up momentum. Over 20,000 school children are involved in the drive to get students to sit less and move more.

This social movement of taking steps for physical and mental health is of an unprecedented scale, attracting over 156,000 participants from the community and schools.

Cameron aiming for deal with EU

On his ideal timing, British Premier David Cameron will be able to announce an accord today over Britain's terms of membership in the European Union, after a two-day summit in Brussels with the other leaders of the 28-nation bloc. Then he will fly back to London and chair a Cabinet meeting to secure the support of as many of his ministers as possible.

If talks break down, however, the summit could stretch into tomorrow.

Measure of Japan manufacturers' mood

A clearer picture of Japan manufacturers' mood may emerge when a monthly sentiments index for February is released today.

The Reuters Tankan sentiment index for manufacturers fell to six last month from nine in December, reflecting a drop in industrialists' morale. The ongoing stock market gyrations may hurt sentiments further.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: February 19, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe