What's Next: November 10, 2015

High jinks and horseplay at the Istana grounds as visitors snapped cheeky shots of themselves during the open house on May 1, 2015.
High jinks and horseplay at the Istana grounds as visitors snapped cheeky shots of themselves during the open house on May 1, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

Istana grounds open to public today

The Istana grounds will be open to the public today from 8.30am to 6pm, in celebration of Deepavali.

There will be dance and musical performances put up by volunteers, and various activities, including balloon sculpting and face-painting.

There will also be guided nature walks to highlight the Istana's flora and fauna, as well as guided tours of the main Istana building.


Key economic data from China, Europe

It will be a data-heavy day as several countries will be releasing key numbers on the performance of their economies.

Inflation figures from China will show the effect of recent measures to boost credit, while Chinese loan figures should give more signs of the extent of the financial slowdown there. In Europe, France and Italy will be releasing data on factory activity, giving more hints on whether economic recovery there is on track.


Cameron to lay out EU reform demands

British Prime Minister David Cameron will today provide more details in a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk on Britain's reform demands ahead of a referendum that is due to be held by 2017 at the latest. Mr Cameron said yesterday that Britain can survive outside the European Union, dismissing allegations that he was planning to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU regardless of the outcome of reform talks.

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