What's Next: June 14, 2017

Congolese warlord to testify today

Congolese former rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda, once dubbed "The Terminator", will finally testify today in his trial at the International Criminal Court, fending off accusations of using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army. Almost two years after the trial opened, he will take the stand to recall events in 2002 to 2003, when his rebel forces rampaged through the central African country's gold-rich Ituri province.


Asian Attractions Expo opens today

From amusement-ride manufacturers to robotics specialists who offer that virtual reality "omph", players in Asia's attractions industry are in town to network and brainstorm on how to keep increasingly jaded tourists keen.

Operators from more than 50 countries are in Singapore for the Asian Attractions Expo, which opens today and runs till Friday.


China's manufacturing, retail data out

Data on the growth of China's manufacturing and retail sectors will be released today.

The numbers will offer signals on whether growth momentum in the world's second-largest economy is indeed slowing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe