What's Next: April 9, 2016

The Atomic Bomb Dome at the Peace Memoral Park in Hiroshima, on Feb 7, 2010.
The Atomic Bomb Dome at the Peace Memoral Park in Hiroshima, on Feb 7, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

Ministers to attend Hiroshima meeting

Foreign ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States will begin a meeting in Hiroshima tomorrow to discuss measures to fight terrorism as well as to realise a world without nuclear weapons.

Mr John Kerry will be the first US Secretary of State to visit Hiroshima, whose symbolism as the first target of an atomic attack will take centre stage.

Montfort fund-raising event

A fund-raising dinner will be held today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Montfort Schools.

Organised by the Montfort Centennial Celebrations Committee, the event will see the launch of a fund that will pay for enhanced school facilities and provide financial assistance to needy students.

More data on the Chinese economy

Officials in China will release a fresh round of data over the weekend amid better sentiment.

China will release the foreign direct investment numbers for March, year on year.

Officials are also scheduled to release figures on the outstanding loan growth - a change in total amount of domestic and foreign-currency loans - and new yuan loans provided by Chinese banks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: April 9, 2016'. Subscribe