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Learn more about Singapore's Energy sector
The Singapore Energy Story exhibition opens today (Oct 26) at Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The interactive exhibition, to commemorate Singapore's 50th anniversary, offers a glimpse into the past, present and future of Singapore's energy sector. The exhibition, which is part of the Singapore International Energy Week 2015, highlights Singapore's efforts in building up its power capabilities, the energy pioneers who made them possible, and the plans to shape the country's energy future. - AUDREY TAN
EDB to announce September productivity data
More data on where the Singapore economy is headed will be released today. The Economic Development Board will release its industrial production index numbers for the month of September. Singapore’s manufacturing output fell 7 per cent in August and another drastic fall could set the stage for the lowering of growth estimates for the year. Singapore is currently estimated to grow between 2 per cent and 2.5 per cent for this year.
Jokowi to meet Obama at White House
Indonesian President Joko Widodo will meet United States President Barack Obama on Monday (Oct 26) on his first trip to the US since taking power in October 2014. The two leaders, who are scheduled to meet at the White House, are expected to discuss climate issues, trade, defence and maritime cooperation. Mr Joko is also due to meet energy, mining, and technology sector executive including Apple CEO Tim Cook in his bid to attract much-needed foreign investment to kickstart South-east Asia’s largest economy, which has been growing at its slowest pace in six years.