What's Next: June 1, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and President Vladimir Putin.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and President Vladimir Putin. PHOTOS: EPA, AFP

Modi and Putin to meet

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek to repair India's drifting partnership with Russia when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, amid wariness over Moscow's renewed interest in New Delhi's backyard, analysts say. The two leaders will look to stem a decline in trade between the once robust economic partners and resolve tensions over their shifting global alliances when they meet today ahead of a summit in St Petersburg.

Presidential election application opens

Aspiring presidential candidates can start applying to enter the September election from today. This is in the lead-up to Singapore's first presidential race reserved for Malay candidates. Changes to the law, published in the Government Gazette yesterday, spelt out how the election will be run. These included new or revised forms, which candidates must submit, and the financial procedures for calculating the shareholder equity of a company.

Report on obesity in Asean

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit on obesity prevalence, economic impact and interventions in Asean will be launched today.

A panel of four experts will review and discuss the findings of this new study, which claims to be an authoritative assessment of the current obesity landscape in a sample of six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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