Britain, EU in latest Brexit talks
Britain and the European Union are set to kick off the next round of Brexit talks today, with Prime Minister Theresa May's government looking to break a deadlock over the exit bill and rights of EU citizens living in Britain. Without progress on those and other elements of a planned treaty to ease Britain's passage out of the union, the EU has indicated it will refuse to open any talks on a free trade and cooperation deal.
President visits centre for abused girls
President Halimah Yacob will be visiting HCSA Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre today. The centre aims to provide a safe environment for teenage girls who have been abused.
Since she was sworn in as president on Sept 14, Madam Halimah has been visiting various social service organisations.
Aug inflation, manufacturing data out
Investors here will get a better read on how the Singapore economy is doing with some important official data out today and tomorrow. The inflation numbers for last month to be released today are expected to stay fairly flat compared with the same month last year. Factory output growth - which dazzled the market with a striking 21 per cent surge in July compared with the same month last year - may level off somewhat.