What's Next: Jan 27, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Jan 26, 2016.
US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Jan 26, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Festive treats at wildlife parks

From giant pandas eating out of large red packets to a parrot wishing people "Gong Xi Fa Cai", the residents of the Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo will receive festive treats during the Chinese New Year period.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore will give a media preview of the various activities at its four wildlife parks today.

Kerry visits China

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will visit China today for meetings with senior government leaders to discuss a range of global, regional and bilateral issues.

He is expected to stress the need for a united front in response to this month's North Korean nuclear test through additional United Nations sanctions and for a tough response from China.

Fed expected to keep rate steady

The United States Federal Reserve is expected to keep its interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent at the end of its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting today.

The FOMC meeting, its first since its historic interest rate hike last month, came less than a week after the European Central Bank signalled that it could expand stimulus measures in March if inflation slows further.

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