What's Next: September 04 2015

Economists expect to see growth of 220,000 jobs when the United States government releases its August non-farm payroll report.
Economists expect to see growth of 220,000 jobs when the United States government releases its August non-farm payroll report.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Fund-raisers for road safety, charity

The Singapore Road Safety Council is holding its fund-raising gala dinner tonight. At the event, the Automobile Association of Singapore will launch its commemorative book Motoring 50, which looks at the motoring landscape over the last five decades.

The Salvation Army is also holding its annual fund-raising event today, where it will showcase its community programmes and talk about the challenges of financing its work.


All eyes on US job growth data today

Economists expect to see growth of 220,000 jobs when the United States government releases its August non-farm payroll report today - a major data point before the Federal Reserve meets later this month.

A weak job report could give the US central bank reason not to hike the interest rate at its September Open Market Committee meeting.


EU ministers meeting on migrant crisis

European Union foreign ministers will gather today for a two-day informal meeting in Luxembourg, where Italy, France and Germany are expected to seek an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the bloc.

A document signed by the three countries says the current migrant crisis has "clearly shown the limits and defects" of the rules on asylum, and calls for a "strong response to the crisis".

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