What's Next: Feb 27, 2017

Commodity trader Noble Group, due to release its full-year results today, is set to face scrutiny.
Commodity trader Noble Group, due to release its full-year results today, is set to face scrutiny.PHOTO: REUTERS

Next round of RCEP trade deal talks

Representatives from 16 countries gather today in Kobe, Japan, for the next round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), after the collapse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The five-day meeting is the first huddle of RCEP negotiators since US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the TPP, the most ambitious free trade agreement in history.


Feedback session for Budget

Government feedback arm Reach will hold a Facebook Live chat tonight to gather feedback about the recent Budget measures. The feed will be streamed on Reach's Facebook page and participants can get real-time responses to their questions and comments. Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs, and Ms Sun Xueling, member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry, will helm the session.


Spotlight on Noble full-year results

The financial reporting season continues this week. Commodity trader Noble Group, due to release its full-year results today, is set to face scrutiny. Its share price sank 16.7 per cent last Friday after Iceberg Research questioned a recent price surge over a possible investment in Noble by China oil and gas giant Sinochem.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe