What's Next: April 27, 2016

US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders before a debate in New York on April 14.
US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders before a debate in New York on April 14. PHOTO: AFP

Inter-faith community event

As part of efforts to teach members to "build bridges, not walls", the Heart of God Church will hold an inter-racial and faith community event with the Geylang Serai Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle tonight. Three community programmes will be launched in partnership with Khalid Mosque and Geylang United Temple, and there will be prayers and blessings by representatives of Taoist, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian organisations.

Britain's first-quarter GDP out today

Britain's Office for National Statistics will release the gross domestic product for the first quarter today, the first among Group of Seven nations to do so. Analysts expect the figure to be between 0.3 per cent and 0.5 per cent, from the previous quarter's 0.6 per cent. Consumers have led 12 straight quarters of expansion, but signs of weakness are starting to appear, with retail sales posting their biggest monthly decline in more than two years in March.

Critical point in US presidential race

Five US states vote at a critical juncture in the presidential race, with Mrs Hillary Clinton seeking to knock out Mr Bernie Sanders, and Republican Donald Trump confident of extending his lead. A strong showing in primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island would put Mrs Clinton on the cusp of Democratic victory, a big step in her quest to become the president. Voting ends at 8pm Singapore time today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe