What's Next: May 10, 2016

The facade of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are in Panama City, on May 9, 2016.
The facade of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are in Panama City, on May 9, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

US primaries in W. Virginia, Nebraska

Republicans and Democrats go to the polls in West Virginia today, as Mr Donald Trump and Mrs Hillary Clinton seek to secure the United States presidential nomination of their respective parties. The Republicans will also hold a primary in Nebraska, where the Democrats held a caucus on March 5. While Mr Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to challenge Mrs Clinton.


Panama Papers: Documents go online

The furore over the Panama Papers scandal promises to grow today with the expected public release of the documents in a searchable online database at 2am today. The United States-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said it will reveal names and information on 200,000 offshore entities set up by wealthy individuals around the world.


More trade figures from China

More data from China will be released today, with nervous investors watching to see if there is further fallout from the disappointing trade figures released at the weekend. In particular, the consumer price index for last month should give a strong indication of consumer sentiment in China. Meanwhile, Singapore Post will be releasing its financial results. It had been under scrutiny for not disclosing key information regarding certain acquisitions.

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