What's Next: July 5, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the JW Marriott in Singapore, on June 11, 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the JW Marriott in Singapore, on June 11, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Pompeo on visit to iron out nuclear deal

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to head to North Korea today to work out the details of a nuclear agreement signed between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit meeting in Singapore last month.

Mr Trump has boasted that the agreement resolved the nuclear stand-off between the two countries, but Mr Pompeo has been tasked with nailing down the fine print.


Young put to test in skills competition

The biennial WorldSkills Singapore competition, which tests young people in a variety of skills, from health and social care to restaurant service, kicks off today.

About 180 participants will be taking part, and 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event at Suntec Singapore. The top contestants will go on to represent Singapore in international competitions.


Minutes of US Fed meeting

How high US interest rates are likely to climb in the current tightening phase may be gleaned from today's release of the minutes of the United States Federal Reserve's policy meeting on June 12 to 13.

Analysts are expected to scrutinise remarks by officials over issues such as the trade tensions between the US and China, and the strengthening US dollar.

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