What's Next: December 15, 2015

HDB flats in Bishan.
HDB flats in Bishan.PHOTO: ST FILE

Giving birth lowers lung cancer risk

Women who have delivered at least one child will have a lower risk of lung cancer than those who have not given birth, regardless of whether they smoke, a study here has found.

Researchers from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the National Cancer Centre made this finding after studying more than 16 years of records on over 28,000 Singapore women who took part in a screening programme conducted from 1994 to 1997.

Release of new private home sales data

The figures for new private home sales for last month will be released today. The data will be on the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) website from 12.30pm.

October's numbers were low and analysts do not expect last month's figures to be significantly better. Data is obtained through a survey of developers by URA .

Economic outlook for Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will release his first economic outlook today after taking office in September.

While giving an insight into his economic focus, the outlook is expected to present grim news. Analysts say the budget deficit is expected to balloon from the figure forecast by the government in May of A$35 billion (S$35.7 billion), due to sluggish growth and a slump in Australia's biggest export, iron ore.

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