What's Next: June 29, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae in (right), along with his wife Kim Jung sook, wave prior to their departure for the United States at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, South Korea, on June 28, 2017.
South Korean President Moon Jae in (right), along with his wife Kim Jung sook, wave prior to their departure for the United States at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, South Korea, on June 28, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

Trump to host South Korea's Moon

United States President Donald Trump will welcome South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae In today to the White House for dinner, and host their first summit meeting tomorrow. White House officials hope to defuse any tensions between the two leaders as Mr Trump seeks to rein in Pyongyang and its missile programmes, while Mr Moon, by contrast, displays more interest in engaging the North than Mr Trump's hawkish advisers.

Discussions on R&D solutions for S'pore

Engineering and innovation experts will be among 800 participants to take part in this year's Urban Sustainability R&D Congress at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two-day event, which starts today, is a national platform for government agencies, research communities and industries to come together to discuss research and development solutions for the next phase of Singapore's development.

US releasing final GDP data for Q1

Final data is expected today on the first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States. A second estimate of the GDP growth for the quarter had shown the world's largest economy expanding an annualised 1.2 per cent, better than the advance estimate of 0.7 per cent growth.

Today's data will come hot on the heels of the International Monetary Fund forecasting 2.1 per cent growth for the US this year.

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