What's Next: January 18 2016

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at a fish fry on Jan 16, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at a fish fry on Jan 16, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.PHOTO: AFP

Pedal power to raise funds

Cyclists have joined forces over the last few days to help needy kidney patients.

For the KDF Millennium Ride, which ends today, 63 cyclists would have cycled for at least eight hours each day, clocking 1,000km in four days, in a gruelling journey from Perak's Belum Rainforest to Singapore.

They will be welcomed back to Singapore at a ceremony attended by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong today.


Democrats square off in key debate

Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton was set to square off in a debate yesterday (today, Singapore time) against a surging Senator Bernie Sanders, whose campaign is hitting its stride two weeks before the first party nomination vote in Iowa, and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley. The debate is the final televised showdown between the candidates and their performance could have a crucial impact on who wins Iowa.


December trade data out today

Singapore's external trade figures for last month will be released today. The numbers will be keenly watched, especially given November's disappointing data.

November's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 3.3 per cent year on year, mainly due to a contraction in non-electronic shipments. NODX to all of Singapore's top 10 markets - except the United States, Japan, Thailand and South Korea - contracted.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 18 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe