What's Next: July 11, 2018

Tense opening of Nato summit

Nato members are nervous over a two-day summit that begins in Brussels today after United States President Donald Trump pressured member states to raise their military spending dramatically.

Two senior Nato diplomats told Reuters they are prepared for a worst-case scenario that Mr Trump would announce a freeze on US military exercises or withdraw troops from the Baltics.

Book launch for ex-civil service head

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) will be holding a book launch today for Can Singapore Fall? Making The Future For Singapore.

The book features the lecture series that former head of civil service Lim Siong Guan, the institute's fourth S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, delivered last year.

Conference on Asia-Pacific trade

S&P Global Market Intelligence will hold its annual Singapore conference together with S&P Global Ratings today. This year's theme will focus on the impact of trade in the Asia-Pacific.

Discussions will revolve around the navigation of risks and opportunities, including the evolution of China's trade, potential impact of risks on credit ratings for Asean companies and implications for Asian exporters amid US trade tariff announcements.

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