Winning press photos on display
Some of the world's most compelling press images will go on show in Singapore at the World Press Photo exhibition, which will be launched today.
To be held at the National Museum of Singapore from Jan 29 to Feb 21, the exhibition will feature 145 winning photos from the 2015 World Press Photo contest. Three award-winning photographers will also share their experiences at a media conference today.
Scandal-hit Japan minister to speak
Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari is expected to hold a news conference today to offer an explanation about accusations of graft.
Mr Amari, a core member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy team, is under fire after media disclosure that he accepted money from a construction company in exchange for helping it to get compensation for disputes over land ownership and waste removal at a public works site.
BOJ ponders over prices and growth
Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to add to its record monetary stimulus this year, but probably not at its two-day policy meeting which begins today. Waning inflation expectations, sliding oil prices and a reversal in the yen's declines have put pressure on BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda and the bank's board to do more to fuel prices and growth in Japan. BOJ is likely to weigh the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting that ended this morning.