What's Next: Oct 12, 2017

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in a dialogue at the 4th Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) Summit on May 24, 2017.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in a dialogue at the 4th Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) Summit on May 24, 2017. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

G-20 finance, bank leaders meet

The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Washington today ahead of the annual conference of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. They will discuss the global economic outlook and policy measures to strengthen economic resilience and promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is attending the meeting.

Transport ministers to meet

Regional transport ministers are expected to sign and adopt several agreements to liberalise and improve air travel in the region at the two-day Asean Transport Ministers Meeting, which starts today. The meeting at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre will bring together some 200 delegates, including transport experts from China, South Korea and Japan.

Australia's home loans data for August

Australia will release August data for home loans and investment lending for property today. Home prices across Australia's major cities have continued to rise, but the gains have tempered recently as banks cut back on lending. Sydney suffered a rare dip last month, but annual growth remained high at 10.5 per cent.

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