What's Next: January 07 2016

People look at flowers and messages to pay tribute to the victims of last year's January and November shooting attacks near the statue at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France.
People look at flowers and messages to pay tribute to the victims of last year's January and November shooting attacks near the statue at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France. PHOTO: REUTERS

Centre for adults with autism opens

The Eden Centre for Adults in Clementi will be officially opened today. It is one of the three autism day activity centres in Singapore that are supported by the Government.

The centre provides training and support for autistic individuals in the areas of health and fitness, community living and vocational training.


Charlie Hebdo attack anniversary

Amid heavy security, France will today start the commemorative ceremonies honouring the victims of last year's militant attacks on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket.

President Francois Hollande is also scheduled to address members of the security forces today as part of his traditional New Year's greetings to various groups of French society.


Malaysia's Nov trade data to be unveiled

Malaysia will announce trade data for last November today, with analysts forecasting export and import numbers to increase from a year earlier, but at a slightly slower pace than last October's figures.

Analysts also expect the nation's trade surplus to be at RM12 billion (S$3.9 billion), slightly down from last October's figures of RM12.16 billion. Muted external demand is the main reason for the dip in figures for Malaysia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 07 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe