What's Next: March 4, 2016

People smoking along Orchard Road, on Jan 3, 2016.
People smoking along Orchard Road, on Jan 3, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Govt gathers views on tobacco control

Views on tobacco control measures will be sought by the Government in a Facebook chat hosted by Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor today. The measures aim to discourage Singaporeans from picking up smoking and encourage smokers to kick the habit. The chat is part of a 12-week public consultation on the matter by the Ministry of Health, Health Promotion Board and Health Sciences Authority.

A conference call with Putin on Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the ceasefire in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a conference call today.

The fragile truce that came into force last week is the first major cessation of hostilities in the five-year civil war that has claimed more than 270,000 lives. Syria's government and rebels are due to restart peace talks on March 9.

Will market rebound last?

After several sessions of solid gains, investors will look at whether the market can cap off a spectacular week today.

Oil prices have started to creep up, while fears of a global recession are receding, even as questions over Chinese growth linger.

Whether these will be enough to sustain a rally is a question that investors will be asking in trading today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 04, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe