What's Next: October 11, 2016

Ong Ye Kung to speak at Beijing forum

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan is giving a keynote address at the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, a regional security dialogue touted as China's version of the Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore. Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Defence Ong Ye Kung will speak at a plenary session titled "Responding to New Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific through Cooperation".

Find out about Purple Parade 2016

The Purple Parade, which promotes inclusiveness and celebrates the abilities of people with special needs, will be back next month. This year, Singaporeans will be encouraged to show their support through Purple Outfit Of The Day, Purple Spaces - by decorating their office or personal space in the colour - and Purple Building Light-Ups. Details about The Purple Parade, which takes place on Nov 5, will be released today.

Speech may give clue to Fed's move

United States Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president Charles Evans will speak on the US economy and monetary policy at a luncheon in Australia. His words are likely to be closely watched for signs on how the Fed is poised to act in the months ahead. Mr Evans said last week that he would be "fine" with raising US interest rates by year end, if economic data continues to be firm, though any further moves would have to wait until inflation accelerates.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe