What's Next: December 18 2015

An elderly man walking along a covered walkway in Toa Payoh on Sept 6, 2014.
An elderly man walking along a covered walkway in Toa Payoh on Sept 6, 2014. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Findings from NUS study on seniors

What kills older people in Singapore and what affects their risk of death?

Researchers from the National University of Singapore will reveal the answers from their study on more than 2,000 seniors here over eight years. They looked at aspects such as the seniors' health, marital status and living arrangements.


UN Security Council to meet over Syria

The United Nations Security Council will bring together foreign ministers today to adopt a resolution endorsing steps towards a political transition in Syria to end the nearly five-year war. The ministers will hold talks in New York aimed at brokering a ceasefire and political talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and Syria's armed opposition.

Bank of Japan policy meeting

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is expected to keep monetary policy steady today following the United States Federal Reserve's first interest rate increase in a decade.

BOJ, which began a two-day meeting yesterday in Tokyo, has been maintaining a zero per cent interest rate and aims to get inflation to accelerate towards its 2 per cent price target by next year.

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