What's Next: Feb 2, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome on Dec 13, 2015.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome on Dec 13, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

S'porean of the Year to be unveiled

The first Singaporean of the Year will be announced today at a ceremony graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Organised by The Straits Times and sponsored by UBS Singapore, the inaugural award celebrates a Singaporean who has made a meaningful difference to the lives of others. Ten finalists have been shortlisted. The winner will receive $20,000 in cash and a trophy, while the other finalists will each receive $5,000.


Anti-ISIS coalition meets in Rome

Rome will today host a ministerial meeting of the so-called anti-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) coalition, hosted by Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

The meeting "will review progress to date and discuss ways to further intensify commitments across all lines of effort to degrade and defeat" the militant group, US State Department spokesman John Kirby said.


EDB review on performance

The Economic Development Board is holding its annual year-in-review press conference today, during which its chairman Beh Swan Gin and managing director Yeoh Keat Chuan will present EDB's performance for last year and discuss its targets and outlook for 2016. The investment-promotion agency had targeted some $9 billion to $11 billion worth of inbound investments last year.

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