What's Next: December 12, 2016

 International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde participates in the One-to-One event featuring Michael Lewis during the last day of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, US on Oct 9, 2016.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde participates in the One-to-One event featuring Michael Lewis during the last day of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, US on Oct 9, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

IMF chief faces negligence trial

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France today on charges of negligence in permitting a massive state payout to a businessman while she was finance minister of the country. Ms Lagarde, who has denied the charges, is likely to learn of the verdict as early as Friday, but the case is unlikely to have any bearing on her job as head of the IMF.


Party caucus to pick New Zealand PM

New Zealand's National Party caucus is set to meet today to officially pick Mr Bill English as the country's next prime minister following the shock resignation of Mr John Key last week. Mr English, who was the deputy prime minister and finance minister in Mr Key's administration, overcame two other challengers for the top job after securing the majority support he needed from his conservative party colleagues.


SPH party for beneficiaries of charities

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will host a party for more than 100 beneficiaries from several charities, including Beyond Social Services, at its News Centre today.

The initiative falls under the Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift project. It will be the 11th consecutive year that SPH has taken part in the project.

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