What's Next: Septembert 1, 2016

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine Aug 4.
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine Aug 4. PHOTO: REUTERS

Trump's key immigration speech

US presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver a highly anticipated speech on how he will tackle illegal immigration at 9am Singapore time today in Phoenix, Arizona.

In recent weeks he has expressed willingness to soften his hardline stance to a "fair and humane" policy, but has since vacillated between reaching out to the minorities and returning to his anti-immigration rhetoric.

The Straits Times Concert

The Straits Times Concert 2016, a 45-minute performance that is part of a free community concert series sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings, called SPH Gift Of Music, will be held at the Victoria Concert Hall at 12.30pm today. Led by Singapore Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Jason Lai, the concert will feature pieces inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, including two different takes on Romeo And Juliet.

Key macroeconomic indicators

Leading macroeconomic indicators from the euro zone, the United States and China, relating to factory activity last month, are scheduled to be released today. In particular, economists will be looking at the US Institute for Supply Management index, which expanded at a slower pace in July, for signals as to whether the US economy is sufficiently robust to warrant a rate hike this month.

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