What's Next: May 27, 2016

A policeman on duty at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park on May 25.
A policeman on duty at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park on May 25.PHOTO: AFP

Obama on historic visit to Hiroshima

United States President Barack Obama will today make a historic visit to Hiroshima, becoming the first incumbent US leader to tour the site of the world's first atomic bombing. Mr Obama has said he will not apologise for the devastating attack on Aug 6, 1945, but will honour all those who lost their lives in World War II. He will be accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the visit.

Help to tackle mental health issues

The two-day Singapore Mental Health Conference, which starts today, will focus on topics about supporting people dealing with mental health issues in the family, community and workplace.

It will also showcase collaborative efforts - by different sectors - that provide more inclusive and integrated care.

Eyes on US' Q1 growth numbers

Investors will be closely watching the final first-quarter growth numbers for the United States economy to be released today.

Flash figures put growth at 0.5 per cent, below the 0.7 per cent pace expected earlier.

But any improvement could further stiffen the resolve of the US Federal Reserve to raise rates when it meets next month.

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