What's Next: Mar 7, 2017

A Chinese hostess pours tea for members of the Chongqing delegation's group discussion during the fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
A Chinese hostess pours tea for members of the Chongqing delegation's group discussion during the fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.PHOTO: EPA

Briefing on China's work plans, reforms

Chinese government officials will brief the press today on finance work, tax reforms, agricultural sector reforms and poverty alleviation at the National People's Congress (NPC).

The annual meeting of the NPC, China's largely rubber-stamp national Parliament, reviews the annual work report of the government as well as its plans and budgets for the year ahead.


Healthcare infrastructure event begins

The latest innovations and best practices in healthcare infrastructure technology will be discussed at a conference starting today at Suntec Singapore.

Called the Healthcare Infrastructure Technology and Engineering Conference, the event is expected to be attended by more than 300 people, including regional healthcare policymakers, academics and professionals. The two-day event is in its fifth edition.


EU economic data for 2016 out today

Revised data on the euro area's economic performance last year will be released today.

European economies have been showing cautious signs of recovery but still face significant risks.

The region is bracing itself for troubled times ahead with the United States' more protectionist trade stance as well as the upcoming Brexit negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe