What's Next: March 10, 2016

Presidential nominations in Myanmar

Myanmar is set to announce presidential nominations today before the new government led by the National League for Democracy takes power on April 1.

Sources say a deepening rift has opened between the powerful military and NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, threatening the democracy icon's prospects for forming a successful government.

S'pore Poly students showcase projects

Students from Singapore Polytechnic will showcase their projects at an event today. The projects range from IT solutions, product designs and architecture, and were conceptualised by students from 12 diploma programmes at the polytechnic. More than 220 projects will be on display.

ECB likely to cut rates at policy meeting

Economists expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates when policymakers meet today, and boost the amount of money put into the financial system through bond purchases. The ECB's deposit rate is already minus 0.3 per cent which president Mario Draghi is expected to cut further by at least 10 basis points. The ECB has so far failed to make meaningful headway on inflation, despite ever-increasing stimulus.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 10, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe