What's Next: December 17, 2016

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech about digital education at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France in Paris, France, on Dec 16, 2016.
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech about digital education at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France in Paris, France, on Dec 16, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hollande's party to unveil candidates

The Socialist party of France's President Francois Hollande is due to unveil today the final list of candidates vying to be its party's standard bearer in next year's presidential poll. Mr Hollande, who is languishing in opinion polls, has already announced he will not seek a second term in office.

Events to thank migrant workers

Tomorrow is International Migrants Day and with migrant workers forming one-third of Singapore's workforce, different organisations are holding events to thank them.

One is the Migrant Workers' Centre, which will be organising a talent show. It is also getting telecoms companies to offer attractive 3G mobile phone packages to workers.

Conference on future of US economy

The US' Richmond Federal Reserve Bank president Jeffrey Lacker will be on the panel at the Economic Outlook Conference in North Carolina. Discussion at the annual conference, attended by prominent businessmen and opinion leaders, usually revolves around what lies ahead for the economy. It comes on the heels of the central bank's decision to increase its interest rate by 25 basis points, and the possibility of three more increases next year.

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