What's Next: May 18, 2017

 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her party will present their policy pledges to voters.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her party will present their policy pledges to voters. PHOTO: REUTERS

May's party to unveil manifesto

Britain's ruling Conservatives will present their policy pledges to voters today ahead of the June 8 parliamentary elections.

Reports say Prime Minister Theresa May will use the manifesto to impose a "triple lock" on her Brexit plan by recommitting to ending membership of the single market, free movement of labour and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice - all of which imply a hard Brexit.

Iswaran attends Global Trader Dialogue

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran will give a keynote speech at the Global Trader Dialogue today. The dialogue will address disruptive trends, their impact on commodity trading and how businesses can evolve to stay ahead of the curve.

Singtel announces full-year results

Singtel, Singapore's largest listed company, will release its results for the fiscal year ended March 31 today. In its last quarterly update in February, the telco posted a 2 per cent increase in net profit to $972.8 million for the third quarter ended Dec 31. For the first nine months of its fiscal year, earnings were 1.2 per cent lower at $2.89 billion.

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