What's Next: January 04 2016

Former US President Bill Clinton and Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton take the stage in Ames, Iowa on Nov 15, 2015.
Former US President Bill Clinton and Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton take the stage in Ames, Iowa on Nov 15, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Bill Clinton to hit campaign trail for wife

Former US president Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail today for his wife Hillary - his first appearance on the stump for her bid in November's presidential election. Mr Clinton is scheduled to visit New Hampshire, where he will hold a rally at a community college and appear at another event later today in support of his wife, who leads polls for the Democratic nomination. Her main Democratic rival enjoys strong support in New Hampshire.


Back to school - with a buddy

It's back to school in Singapore today, and students will be attending their first day of school or returning to their lessons after the recent break.

Schools are going all out to make their pupils feel at home, with student buddies and a range of orientation activities.

At Unity Primary School, for instance, they will be greeted by mascots and given treats to ease any anxiety.


Singapore PMI out today

The Nikkei Singapore Purchasing Managers' Index for December will be released today. The gauge, which tracks output and new orders made by local firms, will likely continue to show a mixed reading. Last month, the PMI reached a nine-month high as new export business in November went up at the fastest rate in more than two years. However, overall demand remained relatively subdued and firms continued to cut staff numbers.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 04 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe