What's Next: March 31, 2016

World leaders at nuclear summit

United States President Barack Obama will host the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington today and tomorrow, an international gathering aimed at ensuring that nuclear material in the world's roughly 1,000 atomic facilities is secured.

The spectre of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group obtaining a "dirty bomb" will loom over the top-level summit.

Report card on inclusive pre-school

Kindle Garden is giving an evaluation of the first term of its inclusive pre-school, which started in January. The school aims to provide all children with access to a values-based, inclusive and non-discriminatory curriculum, thereby reducing barriers and creating an environment for enriched learning and growth. Lien Foundation partnered AWWA and SG Enable to start the school. Parents of special needs children are expected to give their feedback too.

All eyes on bank lending data

Economists will be looking at signs of improvement in the local economy with the expected release today of Singapore's bank lending data for last month.

Loans and advances by domestic banks had edged up marginally in January from the previous month on little movement in business and consumer loans. Compared with a year ago, January bank lending was down 1.2 per cent.

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