What's Next: August 22, 2016

S. Korea, US staging military drills

South Korea and the United States today kick off the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) military exercise, involving around 50,000 troops, while Taiwan stages its annual live-fire military drills codenamed Han Kuang 32, which will end on Friday.

The two-week UFG drill is one of a number of annual joint exercises viewed as provocative rehearsals for invasion by Pyongyang.

Intellectual property week kicks off

A three-day event on intellectual property (IP) will kick off today. IP Week@SG, which is in its fifth year, will cover IP licensing and financing, as well as how IP can help drive innovation. The event is organised by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos), IP Academy, Ipos International and IP ValueLab.

Wing Tai, FJ Benjamin results today

The results season continues this week, with companies such as Wing Tai Holdings and FJ Benjamin set to report their numbers today.

Their quarterly results will be closely watched by investors to get a gauge of how the property and retail sectors are affected by an ongoing economic slowdown.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Subscribe