What's Next: December 15, 2016

European Union leaders, without British Prime Minister Theresa May (above), will issue a statement setting out key principles of negotiations for Brexit.
European Union leaders, without British Prime Minister Theresa May (above), will issue a statement setting out key principles of negotiations for Brexit. PHOTO: AFP

EU to have Brexit session without May

European Union leaders begin a one-day summit in Brussels today.

In the evening, the 27 leaders, meeting without British Prime Minister Theresa May at a dinner session, will issue a statement setting out key principles of negotiations for Brexit, French news agency Agence France-Presse, quoting a source, reported.

$30k fellowships for women scientists

Accomplished women scientists will be feted at an annual fellowship award today.

Two fellowships - each with a $30,000 cash award - will be granted to two scientists, one in the field of life sciences and one in physical and engineering science. They are sponsored by beauty brand L'Oreal Singapore.

Since the scheme was started in 2009, 16 fellowships have been granted.

New private home sales data out today

Data on new private home sales by developers last month will be released today. Market watchers are expecting November to yield another bumper crop to match October's sales, on the strength of the high take-up rates at two major condominium launches - Queens Peak and Parc Riviera. Developers sold 1,252 new homes in October, the highest monthly new home sales since July last year.

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