What's Next: June 03, 2016

An office worker sits at his desk at a bank in Washington, DC, on May 5.
An office worker sits at his desk at a bank in Washington, DC, on May 5.PHOTO: AFP

Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off

The three-day Shangri-La Dialogue commences today in Singapore. The security forum features defence ministers and top military officials from the United States, Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as Nato representatives. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will deliver the keynote address at the opening dinner of the forum this evening.

Scientific ways to solve everyday issues

More than 180 students from 16 secondary schools will present their creative ideas today at the 13th Scientific Thinking Programme organised by Republic Polytechnic.

Their projects aim to solve everyday problems using simple, scientific solutions. Five projects will be picked to compete in a final round, and the champion will be crowned on June 24.

Eyes on US non-farm payroll data

Market players are eagerly awaiting non-farm payroll data today for more cues on the state of the United States economy.

Economists expect the data to show that the US economy created 164,000 jobs last month.

Solid readings could further heighten expectations for a rise in interest rate by the Federal Reserve as soon as its next policy meeting on June 14-15.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe