What's Next: November 30, 2015

A child holds up a banner that reads "Please, take care of our world" during a rally held the day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile. on Nov 29, 2015.
A child holds up a banner that reads "Please, take care of our world" during a rally held the day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile. on Nov 29, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Start of climate change talks

Crucial United Nations talks on climate change will start in Paris today, as more than 140 world leaders seek to avoid greater threats to economies, livelihoods and mass migration from the phenomenon. The leaders will be under pressure at the conference, which ends on Dec 11, to reach a universal climate pact to limit average global warming to 2 deg C over pre-industrial levels, amid worldwide rallies demanding curbs to carbon pollution.

Shanmugam to thank police for efforts

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam will visit the Police Cantonment Complex in Outram today to thank police officers for their efforts in keeping Singapore safe in 2015, a year in which many major events were held.

He will meet officers from the various land divisions, Special Operations Command and Traffic Police during a tea reception.

All eyes on Yellen's testimony

The long wait to see when the United States Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade may nearly be over. Investors will be watching closely when Fed chief Janet Yellen testifies at a congressional committee hearing on Thursday, ahead of a Fed meeting on rates on Dec 17 and 18. Another key indication could come with US job data due out this week on Friday.

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