Exhibition on fight against corruption
A Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) exhibition that charts Singapore's anti-corruption journey will be launched today. The Declassified - Corruption Matters exhibition highlights the experiences of CPIB officers as well as notable corruption cases. Also on display is the CPIB's artillery shell casing collected from the 21-gun salute fired during the state funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
New Prime Minister in Vietnam
Vietnam's National Assembly is expected to rubber-stamp Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc's election as the new prime minister today to replace Mr Nguyen Tan Dung.
A crippling drought in the Mekong Delta rice bowl and slumping oil revenue are creating fresh headwinds for Vietnam as the new premier - an alumnus of the National University of Singapore - with less economic experience prepares to take over.
China to release forex reserves data
China will today release data on its foreign exchange reserves - the world's largest at US$3.2 trillion (S$4.3 trillion) at the end of February. Analysts expect the recent slide to continue, but on a smaller scale, as the yuan stays relatively steady against the US dollar. Reserves have dropped around US$100 billion each month since last November, with the US$107.9 billion drop in December being the biggest monthly drop on record.