What's Next: August 03, 2016

Cabinet reshuffle in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to reshuffle his Cabinet today, retaining several key ministers. He is likely to pick ruling party policy chief Tomomi Inada as defence minister, according to local media, which could upset China and South Korea given her conservative views on wartime history.

SUTD student projects on show

Students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design will showcase their final-year projects today. About 40 projects - some initiated by companies - will be exhibited and they span areas such as robotics, smart technology and mobility devices.

New governance index for firms

The NUS Business School's Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations will unveil today a governance and transparency framework for Singapore-listed companies. Under the new index, companies will continue to be ranked on matters such as accountability and audit. Additional factors such as how they handle a broader range of stakeholders, including employees and the community, will also be taken into account.

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