What's Next: October 05 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to lawmakers during SYRIZA's parliamentary group meeting in the Greek Parliament in Athens, Greece, Oct 3, 2015.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to lawmakers during SYRIZA's parliamentary group meeting in the Greek Parliament in Athens, Greece, Oct 3, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

Greek PM to unveil four-year plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will outline his government's four-year plan today, fresh from an election victory late last month.

Tough decisions are expected to be made during the parliamentary debate on the government's programmes, which will culminate in a confidence vote on Wednesday, as the 2015 Budget will be revised, taking into account the reforms in the bailout programme stipulated by the country's lenders.


Conference on healthcare regulation

Experts and leaders from regulatory agencies, the health industry and academia will discuss how to improve healthcare regulation and medical products at an inaugural two-day scientific conference starting today.

The conference is organised by the Centre for Regulatory Excellence, which is part of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will deliver a speech at the opening session.


Searching for clues to US rate hike

The next big clue in the guessing game over just when the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade is set to come on Friday Singapore time, when the Fed will release the minutes of its meeting last month. After the meeting, Fed chief Janet Yellen held off raising rates, citing concerns about the global economy. Investors will comb over the minutes for further indications of whether a rate rise is on the cards this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: October 05 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe