What's Next: June 26, 2017

Candidates in the presidential election Sainkhuu Ganbaatar of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP), (from left) Mieygombo Enkhbold of Mongolian People's Party (MPP), and Khaltmaa Battulga of the Democratic Party before a televised debate in
Candidates in the presidential election Sainkhuu Ganbaatar of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP), (from left) Mieygombo Enkhbold of Mongolian People's Party (MPP), and Khaltmaa Battulga of the Democratic Party before a televised debate in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on June 24, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mongolians vote to pick president

Mongolia is holding its presidential election today in which the tone of campaigning has been dominated by anti-Chinese sentiment and calls to protect the country's rich natural resources from foreign forces. The three in the race are Mr Mieygombo Enkhbold of Mongolian People's Party, Mr Khaltmaa Battulga of the Democratic Party and Mr Sainkhuu Ganbaatar of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.


Harmony-themed NEL train

A harmony-themed train will be launched this morning, thanks to a collaboration between the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society and the National Youth Council. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will be launching the train that is set to go on the North-East Line (NEL) at an event held at HarbourFront MRT station.


Data on US growth outlook

A United States government index measuring durable goods orders for May will be released today. The data measures the quantity of new orders placed with US manufacturers for delivery of durable factory goods, such as machinery, vehicles and electrical appliances.

The data will give an indication of the outlook for growth and business investment in the US manufacturing sector. A strong figure should be positive for the US dollar and stock markets.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe