What's Next: September 23, 2015

EU summit on refugee crisis

European Union leaders are heading for a full summit in Brussels today, which they said will be focused on ramping up aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and the rest of the Middle East, and tightening controls at the bloc's frontiers. The European Commission will assign funds to help the most affected communities, boost health services and support teaching in Arabic, an official said.

Tech toys for pre-schoolers

The PlayMaker programme, launched by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), will be introducing a set of technology-enabled toys to pre-school centres today.

Such interactive toys will provide children with an enriched learning experience through play, the IDA believes.

Consumer price index data for August

The consumer price index (CPI), which will be released today, is expected to show that prices stayed flat last month, amid a weakening economy and falling oil prices.

In the seven months of the year, the CPI fell 0.4 per cent compared with the same period last year, a phenomenon known as deflation, or falling price levels.

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