Yingluck to testify in negligence trial
After months of witness testimonies, ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra finally takes the stand today in the negligence case that centres on her administration's rice-pledging scheme. If convicted, she could be jailed for up to 10 years.
New facility to promote sustainability
Property developer City Developments and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, a non-profit organisation, are launching the Singapore Sustainability Academy today. It will be a major training and networking facility on sustainability, with the aim of promoting a low-carbon economy, resource efficiency and sustainable practices among businesses and the community, particularly youth.
Indonesia releasing Q2 growth figures
Indonesia is set to announce its second-quarter growth figures today, which analysts expect to come in at 5 per cent. Domestic consumption probably improved, but investment likely remained soft. First-quarter growth was a disappointing 4.92 per cent. The government's gross domestic product growth target this year is 5.2 per cent, much lower than the growth target of at least 6.3 per cent set in President Joko Widodo's mid-term planning document.