Thai Parliament to hold special session
Thailand's Parliament, the National Legislative Assembly, will hold an extraordinary meeting today. It will follow a weekly Cabinet meeting. The announcement of the special session has fuelled speculation that it could herald an invitation for Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to ascend the throne. The throne has remained empty since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13.
Start of Giving Week
An annual philanthropic campaign to encourage Singaporeans to give back to the community begins today and will run until next Monday.
Called Giving Week, it is a National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre initiative. It evolved from past events held on Giving Tuesday, a day of giving started in the United States in 2012 to counter the excessive consumerism of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Financial Stability Review out today
Singapore's banking regulator will release its annual Financial Stability Review today.
The review will outline the Monetary Authority of Singapore's assessment of potential risks and vulnerabilities facing the financial system.