What's Next: Feb 23, 2016

Jordan's King to meet Obama

King Abdullah of Jordan will today meet United States President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss efforts to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group. They will also discuss a solution to the Syrian crisis, and how to address the needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan, according to Kuwait News Agency.


'Tech Oscars' back for fifth year

Will the iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ be crowned the Best Overall Smartphone? The answer will be revealed at The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016 ceremony today.

The annual tech Oscars are back for the fifth year, with more than 100 products vying for the pole position in 21 award categories. New awards this year include Best Smartwatch and Best Fitness Tracker, to capture new segments that have become increasingly popular.


Release of January inflation data

Singapore will report its inflation figures for last month, with analysts expecting any movement in the consumer price index to be muted.

This is because a combination of lower oil prices and a weak global environment is likely to restrict any upward pressure on prices.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: February 23, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe