What's Next: August 26, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during a bilateral meeting in Vientiane, Laos on July 26.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during a bilateral meeting in Vientiane, Laos on July 26. PHOTO: REUTERS

US-Russia talks on Syria, Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva today to discuss the conflict in Syria and the Ukraine crisis.

Mr Kerry will attempt to close a deal on military cooperation and intelligence-sharing in Syria, which could see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's warplanes grounded.


State funeral service for Nathan today

A state funeral service for Mr S R Nathan will be held from 3pm to 5pm today at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. This will be preceded by a state funeral procession from Parliament House. The procession will pass landmarks of significance to the former president, including City Hall, Fullerton Hotel and NTUC Centre. After the funeral service, there will be a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.


Singapore's factory output data

Singapore's industrial production figures for July will be released today. Overall factory output had disappointed in June with a 0.3 per cent year-on-year fall, as a surge in electronics output was not enough to convince economists of a manufacturing recovery. Factory output data is often seen as closely related to manufacturing GDP figures.

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