What's Next: February 04, 2016

Talk on public opinion in 2015

Last year was a roller-coaster ride of public events and public opinion, according to Blackbox Research.

Data from its study will be presented at a talk today at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The talk will focus on topics such as what really drove public opinion last year, the key ingredients for the ruling party's comeback from the 2011 election, as well as the "LKY effect" on public opinion and its significance.

12 nations to sign TPP agreement

The formal signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is scheduled to take place today in Auckland, New Zealand. The TPP aims to create the world's biggest free-trade area, bringing together 12 Pacific Rim countries: Singapore, the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam. The TPP nations account for about 40 per cent of the global economy.

SingPost's third-quarter results

SingPost is today scheduled to release its third-quarter financial results ended Dec 31.

The company has been in the spotlight recently over corporate governance matters. Its shares have plunged 18.9 per cent so far this year, outpacing the benchmark Straits Times Index's 11.5 per cent fall.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - NDNEXT04'. Print Edition | Subscribe