Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off
The three-day Shangri-La Dialogue commences today in Singapore. The security forum features defence ministers and top military officials from the United States, Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as Nato representatives. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will deliver the keynote address at the opening dinner of the forum this evening.
Scientific ways to solve everyday issues
More than 180 students from 16 secondary schools will present their creative ideas today at the 13th Scientific Thinking Programme organised by Republic Polytechnic.
Their projects aim to solve everyday problems using simple, scientific solutions. Five projects will be picked to compete in a final round, and the champion will be crowned on June 24.
Eyes on US non-farm payroll data
Market players are eagerly awaiting non-farm payroll data today for more cues on the state of the United States economy.
Economists expect the data to show that the US economy created 164,000 jobs last month.
Solid readings could further heighten expectations for a rise in interest rate by the Federal Reserve as soon as its next policy meeting on June 14-15.