What's Next: Aug 29, 2017

Mourners take part in the funeral march of Kian Loyd de los Santos in Caloocan, on Aug 26, 2017.
Mourners take part in the funeral march of Kian Loyd de los Santos in Caloocan, on Aug 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hearings on teen's killing to resume

The Philippine Senate will today resume hearings on the killing of teenager Kian Loyd de los Santos, whose death this month in the hands of anti-narcotics agents sparked a furore over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs. The three policemen who allegedly killed the 17-year-old are expected to give their accounts.


Conference on intellectual property

The role of intellectual property in the economy of the future - at a time when technology is making it easier to breach rules on authorised content- will be discussed at the IP Week, starting today. Themed "Ideas to assets - driving the future economy with intellectual property", over 1,700 attendees from more than 30 countries are expected to attend. Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam is the guest of honour.


Japan household spending data out

Japan will release data on its household spending and unemployment rate for last month today, amid a spate of positive economic news in recent weeks. The world's third-largest economy grew 4 per cent in the second quarter, the government said earlier this month, outperforming economists' expectations for a 2.5 per cent increase, and business investment has been on the rise.

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