What's Next: May 17, 2016

Democratic US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders applaud together before the start of a debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York Apr 14, 2016.
Democratic US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders applaud together before the start of a debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York Apr 14, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kentucky, Oregon hold primaries

Mrs Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders will face off today in Democratic presidential primaries in Kentucky and Oregon, as Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump tries to boost his delegate count in Oregon.

Mrs Clinton, who already has 2,240 delegates under her belt, needs another 143 delegates to bag her party's nomination for presidency.


Tech innovation meetings and events

From today until Saturday, technology players here and abroad will gather for the Smart Nation Innovations Week. They will share, exchange and learn about new technologies from one another, as well as the future impact of technology. Besides showcasing tech innovations, the week will also have community events. It is part of the country's Smart Nation initiative, which seeks to use technology to improve people's lives.


Nodx set for second month of decline

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) are expected to have declined for a second straight month last month amid the tepid global economy. The data will be released today by trade agency IE Singapore. Economists polled by Bloomberg expect an 8.4 per cent slide in April shipments, compared with those in the same month a year ago. In March, Nodx fell 15.6 per cent - its worst performance since February 2013.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe