What's Next: December 03, 2015

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. PHOTO: REUTERS

Electoral test for Labour leader

Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces his first electoral test today as voters go to the polls for the Oldham West and Royton by-election triggered by the death of Labour MP Michael Meacher. As Mr Corbyn faces week after week of negative headlines, Labour insiders fear support for the party will be slashed. But Labour candidate Jim McMahon has brushed aside the claim that Mr Corbyn has damaged his chances of winning in the Labour stronghold.

Competing to help the elderly

An electronic medicine dispenser to simplify complicated medication regimens is among the ideas from top teams of the inaugural Modern Aging Singapore initiative. This business accelerator scheme aims to create businesses that serve the needs of the elderly and their caregivers. Tomorrow, six teams will compete to win up to $50,000 in seed funding.

Another ECB stimulus?

All eyes are on the European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi, who is expected to deliver another salvo of stimulus today to fuel price growth and nurture the euro region's economic recovery.

Inflation in the 19-nation region was unchanged last month at 0.1 per cent, well below ECB's official target of near 2 per cent.

Mr Draghi has said the bank will "do what we must" to lift inflation as quickly as possible.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: December 03, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe