Malls await crowds on Black Friday
Millions of Americans are expected to hit the malls today, known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is traditionally the peak of the Christmas shopping season. Retailers rang up US$51 billion (S$72 billion) on last year's Black Friday. While this was down from a peak of almost US$60 billion in 2012, hopes are high that the drop in energy prices plus solid job growth will bring in better numbers this year.
50 personalities who shaped the nation
Today will see the launch of Not Born In Singapore: Fifty Personalities Who Shaped The Nation. This book profiles 50 individuals who were not born in the Republic but have made their mark in the fields of economy, science and medicine, education and society, the arts and sports. Among the personalities featured: Aleksandar Duric, Kuo Pao Kun, Brother Joseph McNally and Captain Muhammad Jalaluddin Sayeed.
Financial stability review out today
The Monetary Authority of Singapore will release today its annual Financial Stability Review, which assesses risks and vulnerabilities that stem from changes in Singapore and the global economy. The review also assesses their implications for the soundness and stability of Singapore's financial system.