What's Next: July 01, 2017

Merkel, Clinton to speak at Kohl tribute

A grand ceremony will take place in the French city of Strasbourg today to honour Mr Helmut Kohl - the longest-serving post-war German chancellor and father of the country's 1990 reunification - who died on June 16 at the age of 87. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US president Bill Clinton are among those slated to speak at the ceremony.

Community arts festival

The PAssionArts Festival 2017, a nationwide community arts festival, will start today and run till Aug 9, offering over 500 art activities and programmes to residents islandwide.

The festival will begin with the opening of LandArts @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park today, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as its guest of honour. Highlights of the three-day event include an interactive Kids' Art Village for the young and their families to enjoy.

South Korea's trade numbers

South Korea will release trade figures for the month of June today.

The nation had registered the smallest trade surplus since January in May, when data showed exports rose less than imports, following which surplus fell to US$5.99 billion from US$6.71 billion, compared to the same month a year earlier.

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