What's Next: August 29, 2016

US, India, Bangladesh to discuss terror

US Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a three-day official visit to Bangladesh and India from today to hold discussions with top leaders of the two neighbours to give shape to closer cooperation among the three countries to counter terrorism and violent extremism in Bangladesh.


Impeachment trial on in Brazil

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to appear in person today to defend herself in an impeachment trial that is expected to remove her from office for good.

She is being accused of illegal accounting practices and fiddling with the country's Budget to mask a slumping economy.


Clue to when Fed may hike rates

Investors looking for the next clue to when the US Federal Reserve might lift interest rates off historic lows will probably have to wait till Friday when closely watched job creation data for this month comes out. Last month, 255,000 US non-farm jobs were created - and any figure as bullish as that would lift expectations for an early rate rise. Last Friday, Fed chairman Janet Yellen said there was a stronger case for a rise, but stopped short of setting out a timetable.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe