What's Next: July 13, 2016

 Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May speaks during her Conservative party leadership campaign.
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May speaks during her Conservative party leadership campaign.PHOTO: REUTERS

New PM takes charge in Britain

Mrs Theresa May will become Britain's new prime minister today and will lead Britain into talks to quit the European Union. Mrs May became the only contender for the post after her only rival to succeed Mr David Cameron, Mrs Andrea Leadsom, abruptly quit the race on Monday.

Conference on trends in crime, security

A conference that will look into emerging trends in crime, safety and security, as well as how psychology figures in, will be officially opened in Singapore today. The third Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology is organised by the Home Team Psychological Services at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Besides criminals, the conference will also delve into how terrorists think.

China releasing June trade data

China will release last month's trade data today, with economists expecting a contraction for the 20th straight month on declining commodity prices and weak demand in the world's second-largest economy. Exports may fall 4.1 per cent, the same rate as in May, while imports are forecast to decline 5 per cent, after slipping just 0.4 per cent the previous month. China's trade surplus stood at US$49.98 billion (S$68 billion) in May.

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