What's Next: December 17, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Dec 14.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Dec 14. PHOTO: AFP

Scuba-diving Santa Claus

A scuba-diving Santa Claus will feed sharks and stingrays at Underwater World Singapore to entertain a group of seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre today, ahead of Christmas.

They will also receive gifts from him and get to take photos with him and the marine creatures at the oceanarium on Sentosa.

Non-oil exports data out today

Trade promotion agency International Enterprise Singapore will release last month's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) figure early today. It had dipped 0.5 per cent in October from a year ago.

Analysts will be monitoring the electronic Nodx numbers as this was partly behind the drop in October.

Putin's annual news conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual news conference today, when almost 1,400 accredited local and foreign journalists will get a chance to ask him questions about everything from geopolitics to his personal life.

Apart from answering questions on security and terrorism, he will probably also tackle issues related to the economy. The event has evolved into a television marathon, with last year's session clocking in at three hours.

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