What's Next: March 31, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not seen) in Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, 2017.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not seen) in Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Tillerson to meet Nato foreign ministers

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold his first meeting with Nato foreign ministers in Brussels today, after initially opting to skip the event, which opened questions about the Trump administration's commitment to the alliance.

Mr Tillerson is expected to push the US agenda of increased defence spending by Nato allies.


Training for a career in eldercare

How does it feel to age? Some 100 women will find out today, as part of their training to become caregivers for the elderly. The simulation workshop - the first of its type in Singapore - is organised by the Association of Women for Action and Research, Daughters of Tomorrow and J.P. Morgan to help women from families earning less than $400 per person per month gear up for careers in the fast-growing eldercare sector in Singapore.


Bank lending data out today

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will release today the figures on bank lending in Singapore in February.

The data is seen as an indicator of consumption and business activity in the Republic. Last month, the numbers showed that total bank lending in January slowed for the first time in four months, due to a fall in loans to general commerce.

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