What's Next: Oct 9, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend the Sunday morning service at a church in her Maidenhead constituency in Berkshire, east of Reading in southern England, on Oct 8, 2017.
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend the Sunday morning service at a church in her Maidenhead constituency in Berkshire, east of Reading in southern England, on Oct 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Who will win Nobel Prize in Economics?

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics is slated to be announced today.

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the field.

Although not technically a Nobel Prize, the Prize in Economic Sciences is identified with the award - its winners are announced with the Nobel Prize recipients, and it is presented at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.


Brexit negotiations resume

Deadlocked Brexit negotiations resume today amid fresh uncertainty over the fate of British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is faced with growing calls to step down by members of her Conservative Party.

The British Parliament is set to convene today as well, with Mrs May expected to announce a number of policy initiatives to reassert her authority, with rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle also making the rounds.


China's manufacturing, services data

Markit Economics will release data on last month's activity in China's manufacturing and service sectors today. The Caixin China Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 52.4 in August, the fastest pace of manufacturing expansion in six months. Meanwhile, the service sector grew the most since May, with the Caixin China Services PMI hitting 52.7 in August, as new orders increased and business confidence strengthened.

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