What's next: Home price data to signal weak market

HDB blocks in Jurong.
HDB blocks in Jurong.PHOTO: ST FILE

Home price data to signal weak market

Preliminary numbers that track performance of the residential market in the second quarter are scheduled to be released today.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority will disclose flash estimates - based predominantly on home transactions in the 10 weeks from April 1 - for the private property market, while the Housing Board will release its own flash estimates for deals involving public housing.

Protests expected in Hong Kong

Morale was unusually poor as thousands of Hong Kong residents geared up for a demonstration today to mark the 18th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.

A veto last month of Beijing-backed electoral reforms may have pleased democracy activists, but it left the city's political progress in limbo. Protesters will call for a restart of political talks with Beijing, despite the warning that no negotiation would be entertained after a veto.

Marking 50 years of SAF

The Singapore Armed Forces will commemorate SAF Day today. This year's celebration is of added significance as it marks 50 years since the formation of the Republic's armed forces.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend an SAF50 parade at the Safti Military Institute, while NSmen and their employers will take part in four combined rededication ceremonies around Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2015, with the headline 'What's next'. Print Edition | Subscribe