What's Next: July 05, 2017

Saudi-led group meets on Qatar crisis

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are scheduled to meet in Cairo today to discuss the Qatar crisis. The Saudi-led group has issued 13 demands to Qatar to end a boycott that has severed air, land and sea links, and on Monday, the bloc gave Qatar an extra 48 hours to comply or face more sanctions. Qatar has said the demands were deliberately made so steep that they would be rejected.

Art exhibition to mark Youth Festival

An art exhibition to mark the Singapore Youth Festival will open today.

The event, at *Scape The Ground Theatre, features more than 250 artworks by young artists, such as those from primary schools and special education schools.

The pieces centre on the theme Artist and Space, where artists tap inspiration from people and places to define "space". Entry is free, and the display ends on July 16.

Release of June economic activity data

The Nikkei Singapore purchasing managers' index for last month will be released today.

The data, which will offer insights into economic activity for the month, is compiled by IHS Markit from questionnaires filled by executives at about 400 private-sector firms. These include companies in the manufacturing, services, construction and retail industries.

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