What's Next: September 13, 2017

 Madam Halimah Yacob will be declared Singapore's eighth president.
Madam Halimah Yacob will be declared Singapore's eighth president.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

UN to discuss Rohingya crisis

The United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent meeting today to discuss the Rohingya crisis, which has heaped global opprobrium on Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Rakhine state was plunged into crisis after Rohingya militants attacked police posts late last month, prompting a military backlash that has sent nearly a third of the Muslim-minority population fleeing to Bangladesh.

Singapore's first woman head of state

Madam Halimah Yacob will be declared Singapore's eighth president and first woman head of state today, after nominations close at noon. She is scheduled to make a speech at the People's Association Headquarters at Jalan Besar. The 63-year-old former Speaker of Parliament was the only presidential hopeful to be issued a certificate of eligibility by the Presidential Elections Committee.

Japan producer price data out

Japan will release its producer price index for last month today. The index measures the average change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period.

Producer prices had risen 2.6 per cent year on year in July, the fastest rise in producer inflation since November 2014. On a monthly basis, the producer price rise was 0.3 per cent.

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