Nobel prize season begins
The Nobel season kicks off today with the announcement in Stockholm of this year's prize for physiology or medicine, followed by physics tomorrow. This year's laureates will receive 8 million Swedish kronor (S$1.3 million) per award, to be shared if there are several winners in one discipline.
Singapore-Japan 'friendship parade'
Singapore and Japan are marking 50 years of diplomatic relations this year with a slew of events including a "friendship parade" down Orchard Road on Oct 19. The organisers will be announcing more details today.
US non-farm jobs data this week
Investors around the globe including Singapore are becoming increasingly jittery over the Nov 8 United States presidential election - especially the possibility of a Donald Trump administration. One of the most important pieces of data due out in the countdown to election day is Friday's non-farm jobs data for September. A strong number would also build the case for an early interest rate hike.