What's Next: March 12, 2016

Rallies in France over labour reform

French students and unions will stage rallies today across the country after the government failed to convince student organisations in talks of the merits of its labour reform plans.

Just over a year before presidential elections, Socialist President Francois Hollande, already deeply unpopular, has to find ways to tackle growing anger from left-wing youth organisations that would usually back him.

Temporary Woodlands interchange

The Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange will be relocated to a temporary site from today, so that the current premises can be refurbished.

The interchange in Woodlands Avenue 5 will be moved to an adjacent site along Woodlands Square.

The temporary interchange will be connected to Woodlands MRT station and Causeway Point shopping mall via sheltered linkways.

All eyes on China briefing and data

China will release a string of data today, hours after central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan briefs the media on financial reform and development. Analysts expect retail sales data to be a bright spot among the reports, which will also include figures on industrial production and fixed-asset investment. While the economy, currency and stocks have shown varying signs of stabilisation in recent weeks, China remains high on investors' worry list.

nected to Woodlands MRT station and Causeway Point shopping mall via sheltered linkways.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 12, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe