What's Next: April 6, 2016

A Chinese national flag flies at the headquarters of the People's Bank of China.
A Chinese national flag flies at the headquarters of the People's Bank of China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Direct flights between Fiji and S'pore

Changi Airport is slated to welcome the arrival of Fiji Airways today. The direct service connects Singapore with Nadi, Fiji.

The service is also significant because it will be the first time Singapore is connected to the South Pacific islands.

With this route, new tourism and trade opportunities are expected for Singapore and Fiji.

Dutch vote on EU treaty with Ukraine

Dutch voters will decide today whether to support a European treaty deepening ties with Ukraine in a referendum that will test sentiment towards Brussels ahead of Britain's June Brexit vote. The broad treaty is already provisionally in place, but has to be ratified by all 28 European Union member states. The Netherlands is the only country that has not done so.

China to release non-factory PMI

The Caixin General Services PMI, a private gauge of non-manufacturing data in China, will be released today. Data for the index, which tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices, is compiled from feedback by purchasing executives in over 400 private service sector companies.

China's manufacturing activity rebounded in March to 50.2, its highest level since last August, official data showed last Friday.

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