What's Next: May 25, 2017

Trump to attend Nato summit

US President Donald Trump will attend his first Nato summit in Brussels today. During his election campaign, he had called for Nato member states to spend more on defence, and also called the military alliance obsolete. He has since revised his view, saying his stance helped push the 28-nation alliance to focus more on counter-terrorism.

Muis distributes Wakaf income

The Wakaf Disbursement Ceremony will be held today, with Muis chief executive Hj Abdul Razak Maricar presenting cheques to 27 mosques, six full-time madrasahs and 29 Malay/Muslim organisations at the Masjid Al-Ansar in Bedok North.

Each year, Muis disburses income derived from the Wakaf properties to various beneficiaries.

Data on Q1 economic growth

The Government will today release data on Singapore's first-quarter economic growth. Advance estimates had shown gross domestic product contracting by 1.9 per cent from the same period a year ago.

However, economists polled by Reuters said they expect the final numbers to be better, with the median forecast putting first-quarter gross domestic product 1 per cent lower year-on-year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe