What's Next: September 22, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a meeting with the National Regulatory Control Council at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on Sept 21.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a meeting with the National Regulatory Control Council at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on Sept 21. PHOTO: REUTERS

Merkel meets ally to iron out differences

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the Bavarian state premier today in a bid to end a spat over migration policies that has damaged their governing coalition. Dr Merkel will seek to hammer out the differences on refugees with Mr Horst Seehofer, who leads the Bavarian sister party to the chancellor's Christian Democratic Union, a source said.


New mobile library to be launched

Since its launch a few years ago, Molly, the library on wheels, has been quietly reaching out to underserved communities. Today, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, will launch the National Library Board's brand-new mobile library. In addition to basic library services, Molly comes equipped with a wheelchair lift, a new feature that provides greater convenience for wheelchair users and their caregivers.


Change at helm of SGX

The Singapore Exchange is holding its annual general meeting today, the last for Mr Chew Choon Seng as its chairman. Mr Chew, 70, will retire after 12 years on the board, including the past five as chairman. He will be succeeded by board director Kwa Chong Seng. The appointment of Mr Kwa, 69, as the new chairman caps an illustrious career that has seen him helm several big corporations over more than four decades.

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