What's Next: September 21, 2016

Palestinian court to rule on elections

The Palestinian high court will decide today whether local elections scheduled for Oct 8 will go ahead, be postponed or cancelled. On Sept 8, the court suspended the polls to choose municipal councils in some 416 cities and towns in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank following disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements. It now remains to be seen if a new date will be set or if the vote will be shelved indefinitely.

NorthLight School marks 10 years

A decade ago, NorthLight School was established to help students who were doing poorly in their studies. Today, the school is marking its 10th anniversary with a new campus and celebrations to be attended by more than 400 guests, including current and former staff and students.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the guest of honour.

BOJ to announce policy decision

After two days of deliberations, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will announce its policy decision today, amid speculation that it may further lower short-term interest rates deeper into negative territory and change its bond purchasing programme. Japan's growth struggle has persisted even as the BOJ adopted unconventional measures such as negative interest rates and massive asset purchases to spur consumption and investments.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe