What's Next: July 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the New York Hilton Midtown on July 16 in New York City.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the New York Hilton Midtown on July 16 in New York City.PHOTO: AFP

Republicans gather to nominate Trump

The Republican Party gathers today in Cleveland for a four-day convention where Mr Donald Trump is expected to be formally nominated as the GOP candidate in the Nov 8 United States presidential election. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the convention at the Quicken Loans Arena.


Empowering teens to be leaders

A student leadership seminar, with the theme of leading change in a volatile, complex and ambiguous world, begins today. Called Y.Lead, or Youth. Leverage Educate Actuate Develop, the seminar aims to empower teens to become leaders who effect positive change in society.

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam will be speaking at the event.


Singapore's June export figures

Singapore's export figures for June are due to be released today. However, analysts are not expecting a repeat of the very strong set of numbers for May when non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) surged 11.6 per cent from the same month last year, in a turnaround from a 7.6 per cent slump in April. A Reuters poll suggests Nodx could contract 3 per cent in June from the same month last year given global uncertainty and weak international trade.

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