What's Next: March 15, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive in Tokyo today (March 15) for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive in Tokyo today (March 15) for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.PHOTO: REUTERS

Tillerson in Tokyo for talks with Abe

With North Korea's drive to field a nuclear-armed missile rapidly emerging as US President Donald Trump's first foreign crisis, his top diplomat Rex Tillerson is heading to a nervous region this week. The Secretary of State will arrive in Tokyo today for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who watched Pyongyang's latest missile tests with alarm. Mr Tillerson will travel next to Seoul and Beijing.


SMU law school officially opens

The Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law will officially open today.

The new 22,000 sq m premises in Bras Basah, which have been under development for two years, will include features such as a Pro Bono Centre and a library named in memory of the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo, the wife of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.


Release of experts' growth predictions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is expected to release its latest quarterly survey of professional forecasters today. The survey polls private-sector economists on their growth predictions for the Singapore economy.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry expects the economy to expand between 1 per cent and 3 per cent this year - about the same pace as last year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe