What's Next: November 01, 2016

Suu Kyi visiting Japan

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi today begins a five-day visit to Japan during which she is scheduled to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

It will be her first Japan trip after her party, the National League for Democracy, took power in April.

Launch of publication analysing ISIS

A new publication, Countering Daesh Extremism - European And Asian Responses, analyses developments concerning ISIS. The publication, produced by the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation in Singapore, will be launched today at The Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue at the Pan Pacific Singapore.

Clues to China's economic momentum

Data on China's factory activity last month will be released today. This will be closely watched for signs of whether the recent momentum in the Chinese economy can be sustained.

Last month, the Caixin Purchasing Managers' Index showed that factory activity expanded in September as domestic and export orders picked up. But the improvement was marginal and manufacturers continued to shed jobs.

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