What's Next: October 31, 2016

A DBS outlet at Suntec City.
A DBS outlet at Suntec City. PHOTO: ST FILE

Malaysian PM visiting China

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak starts a one-week visit today to China, where he is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and secure investments from Beijing. He told the Xinhua news agency before the visit that he regards China as "a true friend and a strategic partner".

Dialogue on healthy lifestyle

Feedback on the factors stopping people from leading a healthy lifestyle will be sought from working adults at a dialogue today. It is part of Singapore's "war on diabetes" declared by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in April. The "war" aims to tackle the problems that diabetes poses to the more than 400,000 diabetics here, as well as the yearly $1 billion drain it places on the country's healthcare system.

DBS releasing Q3 financial results

DBS Bank is announcing its third-quarter financial results this morning. Investors and analysts will be watching closely to see how the ongoing slump in the oil and gas sector has affected the bank's numbers over the past quarter. In August, DBS said second-quarter profit fell 6 per cent as provisions for troubled energy services firm Swiber Holdings offset the gains made in interest and fee income.

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