What's Next: June 20, 2016

Construction workers walk behind a mural dedicated to missing MH370 on a wall next to a parking lot in Kuala Lumpur on March 24.
Construction workers walk behind a mural dedicated to missing MH370 on a wall next to a parking lot in Kuala Lumpur on March 24.PHOTO: AFP

Meeting on hunt for MH370

Malaysia will host a two-day meeting with Australia and China beginning today to discuss the next steps in the fruitless search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The three countries have said previously they will call off the Australian-led hunt for the Boeing 777 if nothing was found in a designated search area in the remote Indian Ocean.


Meeting on early childhood education

Local and overseas experts are gathering here today to share approaches in early childhood education, with the aim of raising the quality of care and education for young children in Singapore. The two-day Early Childhood Education Conference is organised by SIM University, with the theme "Born to Play and Learn".


All eyes on central bankers' speeches

Two prominent central bankers are expected to speak today, setting the tone on what is likely to be a tumultuous week ahead for the financial markets. Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda and US Federal Reserve governor Neel Kashkari will be delivering speeches, which analysts expect to be focused on the British referendum over the issue of whether to stay in or leave the European Union.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe