What's Next: July 20, 2015

A member of the Iranian delegation reacts during a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria.
A member of the Iranian delegation reacts during a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria.PHOTO: REUTERS

UN set to endorse Iran deal

The UN Security Council is today expected to endorse a historic deal curtailing Iran's nuclear programme which was struck in Vienna last week. Diplomats have said the resolution should pass with little difficulty since the five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - were among those countries which negotiated the accord.

Parliament lessons for youth

The Singapore Model Parliament, a platform for youth to learn about Singapore's parliamentary processes, will kick off today with the first of several sessions over the next few days. Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob will deliver the keynote address for the event, which also seeks to help youth understand how Parliament makes legislation and debates national issues.

Clues on how the economy is doing

The season for local companies to report their second quarter corporate earnings gets under way this week. Market watchers will be watching some of the bigger companies for clues on how the Singapore economy is performing. This week's results include Keppel Reit, Keppel Corporation, CapitaLand Commercial Trust and telecommunications company M1.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: July 20, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe