What's Next: January 20, 2016

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong presenting Jubilee packs to low-income residents at CDAC@Bukit Panjang on Dec 27, 2015.
Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong presenting Jubilee packs to low-income residents at CDAC@Bukit Panjang on Dec 27, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

Yishun, first dementia-friendly town

Yishun is set to be Singapore's first dementia-friendly town, with over 3,000 students, front-line service staff and residents trained to spot people with dementia and to interact with and assist them.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong had said last year that tackling dementia needs to go beyond "hardware" to fostering community support. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Lien Foundation are spearheading the efforts in Yishun.

World Economic Forum starts in Davos

The World Economic Forum will begin today in Davos, Switzerland, bringing together political and business leaders to discuss the world's most pressing problems. Foremost among their concerns this year may be whether problems in China, whose rapidly slowing economy has rattled stock and commodity markets worldwide, could cause a relapse into global financial instability just as Europe and the United States are recovering from the last crisis.

Findings of SME growth survey

Results of the inaugural SME Growth and Financing Survey by StanChart and Singapore Business Federation will be unveiled today at a press conference. The briefing will cover trends around small and medium-sized enterprises' growth outlook for 2016, their plans for Asia expansion and financing needs to grow their business in the region.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 20, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe