What's Next: October 28, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference during the EU-Balkans mini European Summit, on Oct 25, 2015 at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference during the EU-Balkans mini European Summit, on Oct 25, 2015 at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.PHOTO: AFP

Merkel leads business group to China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will head to China today to shore up Germany's business interests after Chinese President Xi Jinping clinched a truckload of deals during his own trip to Britain last week, and in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. She will be accompanied on her two-day visit by a delegation of some 20 business leaders representing industries such as machinery, cars, electricals and telecommunications.

Dialogue on harnessing big data

The Singapore Smart Nation Programme Office and the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore are holding the inaugural Singapore-Denmark Smart City Dialogue today. Industry experts from both countries will speak about harnessing big data and managing urban mobility.

Heng to hold closed-door talks

Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be visiting the Singapore Business Federation for a closed-door dialogue with federation members on current economic and industry issues. Mr Heng chairs the Committee on the Future Economy, which is being set up to look at how Singapore can continue creating opportunities and help workers and businesses adapt amid a weaker global economy and a leaner workforce.

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