Merkel on govt's response to attacks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds her annual summer press conference today, addressing the government's response to four recent attacks in Germany, mostly involving refugees, that have unsettled the public. Lawmakers say the assaults show her refugee policies have failed and made the country less safe, breaking with the relative unity shown by the political and media establishment in the immediate aftermath.
New perks for Grab drivers
Private-hire operator Grab will announce several initiatives today, including a new bonus programme for its top drivers. It will also roll out new satellite support centres for its drivers, especially those in the heartland.
The number of private-hire drivers has been increasing over time.
Q2 financial results for OCBC, UOB
OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank will release their second-quarter financial results today. Analysts will be looking keenly at data relating to the banks' non-performing loans and provisioning amid the prolonged downturn in the oil and gas industry.