What's Next: March 27, 2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his wife Cheng Hong wave as they arrive in Wellington.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his wife Cheng Hong wave as they arrive in Wellington. PHOTO: REUTERS

China, NZ premiers holding talks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will today hold talks with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English that are largely expected to focus on trade. The visit is being seen as a way to speed up negotiations to upgrade a free trade agreement between New Zealand and China.

Mr Li has just wrapped up a trade visit to Australia and will meet business leaders in Auckland tomorrow before departing on Wednesday.


New inter-generational programme

NTUC First Campus and NTUC Health are today announcing a new inter-generational programme involving kindergarten children and seniors.

It was piloted last year at a pre-school in Braddell Heights and a seniors' centre in Serangoon Central. Under the programme, pre-school teachers and eldercare staff arrange regular and structured activities in which children and seniors interact.


Investor fears after Trump setback

Investors across Asia will this morning be weighing up the prospects for the so-called Trump rally that has buoyed US and global bourses since the election of Mr Donald Trump as US president last November. Last Friday's withdrawal of Mr Trump's signature healthcare reform Bill has raised fears that his much-vaunted wider economic programme may face similar problems in Congress.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe