G-20 meeting of finance heads
Finance heads from the world's leading economies will begin a two-day meeting in Chengdu, China, today, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting will put also the spotlight on Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, who makes his international debut at the gathering.
Meeting of Asean foreign ministers
Asean foreign ministers are set to convene in Vientiane tomorrow amid mounting tensions in the region in the wake of an arbitral tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea. An Indonesian foreign ministry official has been quoted as saying that Jakarta would strive to ensure that mention of the South China Sea issue is included in the joint communique at the end of the meeting.
Workshops at science festival
Turkish-based artist Garip Ay produces water-based patterns that are then transferred to paper, and his interpretation of Van Gogh's masterpiece, The Starry Night, recently went viral on social media. He is in Singapore to conduct public workshops this weekend as part of Visual SG. The event under the Singapore Science Festival profiles data science through its emphasis on the visual aesthetics, insights and narratives within data.