What's Next: October 19, 2016

Focus on tech at Frankfurt Book Fair

There will still be more books than you can ever read, but visitors to the world's largest publishing event, which opens today in Germany, will also be invited to don virtual reality goggles, visit an interactive classroom and discover 3D-printed art as publishers plug into new technology. Organisers of the Frankfurt Book Fair say the focus on art and technology is a logical next step as the creative industries become ever more connected.

World's transport experts in S'pore

Transport officials and professionals from around the world have gathered in the Republic for the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition, which begins today.

It will cover issues related to urban transportation - from how to improve service for commuters and safety, to future mobility and green and sustainable transport systems.

SGX financial results

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is reporting its first-quarter financial results this evening after the market closes.

Weak market sentiment has persisted over the latest quarter, and investors will be waiting to see how SGX fared. Last quarter, the bourse operator said revenue for the three months ended June 30 slipped 8 per cent year-on-year to $198.1 million. That pushed net profit down 20.1 per cent to $76.8 million for the period.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe