What's Next: 6 Jul 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to propose a new plan to ease trade and offer the UK more post-Brexit freedom.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to propose a new plan to ease trade and offer the UK more post-Brexit freedom. PHOTO: REUTERS

May unveils new Customs plan

Prime Minister Theresa May will today propose a new plan to ease trade and offer Britain more freedom to set tariffs after Brexit, a last-ditch attempt to unite her divided government on plans to leave the European Union. Her Downing Street office said Mrs May will unveil the "facilitated Customs arrangement" to her team of ministers to try to secure an agreement to push on with all-but-stalled Brexit talks.


S'pore-China Youth Arts Festival opens

An arts event involving mostly youth performing groups from Singapore and China is returning for a second year this month.

Dubbed the Singapore-China Youth Arts Festival, the month-long event will kick off with an opening ceremony today.

The festival seeks to create a platform for young people from both countries to showcase their artistic talents.


US June labour market report out

The United States labour market report for last month will be unveiled today. HSBC economists are expecting the creation of 200,000 non-farm payrolls.

The payroll numbers for May were 223,000, stronger than the consensus forecast of economists, and better than the increase of 159,000 in April.

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