What's Next: September 10 2015

Feast of innovations at tech fest

More than 2,000 young people and the general public have come together to discover and share about technology at the Infocomm Development Authority's inaugural Young Tech Fest @ Suntec Convention Centre. Participants have the chance to dabble in some of the latest tech innovations like virtual reality gaming, experience augmented reality and explore coding challenges, among others. The two-day event started yesterday.

Netanyahu, Cameron holding talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets his British counterpart David Cameron today, with the Iran nuclear deal topping the agenda of their discussion. Also on the table will be the deteriorating situation in Syria that has sent waves of refugees to Europe, and the European Union guidelines being finalised for the labelling of products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

British central bank's decision on rates

The Bank of England will announce its decision on interest rates today, amid a slew of weak data in recent weeks that suggested the global slowdown has reached Britain's doorstep.

It is expected to be a repeat of last month's 8-1 vote in favour of no change, but economists expect a less dovish tone in the minutes due to be published at the same time. Investors have pushed back expectations of a rise from historic lows of 0.5 per cent well into next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: September 10 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe