What's Next: May 9, 2016

A frayed Greek national flag flutters among antennas atop a building in central Athens, Greece in this file photo taken July 20, 2015.
A frayed Greek national flag flutters among antennas atop a building in central Athens, Greece in this file photo taken July 20, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Emergency meeting on Greek debt

Euro-zone finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting today to try to thrash out a difficult deal on fresh reforms for Greece as fears grow of a repeat of last year's chaotic bailout negotiations. The ministers will also discuss debt relief for Greece, which the International Monetary Fund has demanded as a condition for a new agreement.


Asean defence meeting and exercise

The Asean Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) and the Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism Exercise take place today. The exercise aims to enhance the momentum of practical cooperation among ADMM-Plus militaries and promote the familiarisation of national and regional responses to maritime security and terror threats through the conduct of professional sharing and a scenario-based sea and land operations exercise.


Foreign investment numbers in China

China will be revealing today its foreign direct investment figures for April. These will reflect the total investment capital made by foreign enterprises and individuals into the country last month. Despite sluggish domestic growth and increasing concerns over bond defaults at state-owned enterprises, foreign investments in the world's second-largest economy have been chugging along, rising 7.8 per cent in March from the same month a year ago.

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