What's Next: June 23, 2018

Turkey goes to the polls tomorrow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Erdogan will seek re-election tomorrow, after some 15 years in power. Mr Erdogan remains the clear front runner, but most polls show him short of the 50 per cent needed for a first-round win - opening the way for a run-off in which an "anyone-but-Erdogan" candidate stands a chance. The President's AK Party also risks losing its majority in the parliamentary vote the same day.


Awards for over 1,700 blood donors

More than 1,700 blood donors will be recognised for their contributions today.

The awards, organised by the Singapore Red Cross and the Health Sciences Authority, will be presented by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.


BOJ to release summary of policy meet

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will release tomorrow a summary of opinions from board members at its June 14 to 15 policy meeting.

At that meeting, the BOJ maintained its ultra-loose policy by keeping its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1 per cent and pledging to guide 10-year government bond yields at around zero per cent.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next: June 23, 2018'. Print Edition | Subscribe