US-Russia talks on Syria, Ukraine
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva today to discuss the conflict in Syria and the Ukraine crisis.
Mr Kerry will attempt to close a deal on military cooperation and intelligence-sharing in Syria, which could see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's warplanes grounded.
State funeral service for Nathan today
A state funeral service for Mr S R Nathan will be held from 3pm to 5pm today at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. This will be preceded by a state funeral procession from Parliament House. The procession will pass landmarks of significance to the former president, including City Hall, Fullerton Hotel and NTUC Centre. After the funeral service, there will be a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.
Singapore's factory output data
Singapore's industrial production figures for July will be released today. Overall factory output had disappointed in June with a 0.3 per cent year-on-year fall, as a surge in electronics output was not enough to convince economists of a manufacturing recovery. Factory output data is often seen as closely related to manufacturing GDP figures.