Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... British chaos prompts Cameron to recall MPs In an unusual move Prime Minister David Cameron recalls parliament from its summer recess for a day to deal with the riots that have swept through London and other cities, highlighting the seriousness of the crisis. Cameron will make a statement to MPs about the situation. There will also be a full parliamentary debate, but the government is not proposing any emergency legislation. The looting has shown the world an ugly side of London less than a year before it hosts the 2012 Olympic Games, an event officials hope will serve as a showcase for the city. Republicans test presidential potential Republican US presidential hopefuls will swarm into Iowa this week for a debate and a straw poll that could be a make-or-break test of strength for struggling candidates. Iowa hosts the first debate in nearly two months today, while most contenders will appear at the Iowa state fair today and tomorrow before at least six candidates contest the straw poll on Saturday. The straw poll is a non-binding mock election that often eliminates the poor performers and boosts those who do better than expected. That popularity contest has grown from a modest start in 1979 to become the first big event on the Republican campaign calendar. The events are expected to inject life into the slow-starting Republican race for the 2012 nomination to challenge President Barack Obama, who looks increasingly vulnerable amid stock market plunges and economic worries. Yuan's future under discussion at forum Assistant Minister of Commerce Li Rongcan (pictured) and Deputy Administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange Fang Shangpu will speak on Friday at the China Top 500 Foreign Trade Enterprise Forum in Beijing. The two-day forum, hosted by the Statistical Society for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of China affiliated with the commerce ministry, will touch on issues of internationalising the yuan and overseas investment strategies for Chinese companies. Hong Kong food fair offers cheap treats for all The Hong Kong Trade Development Council Food Expo opens at the Convention and Exhibition Centre and runs for five days. Those looking for some tasty bargains can head for the night bazaar which will be open for the for the first four days from 7pm to 10pm where more than 60 kinds of food will be sold at half price, or even cheaper. Swire tipped to put in strong showing Swire Pacific announces first half earnings. Earlier this year, the blue chip conglomerate posted a 90.5 per cent increase in underlying profit to HK$16.14 billion last year, driven by record earnings at 43.97 per cent-owned Cathay Pacific Airways and gains from asset sales. Alibaba expecting lower interim profits Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba.com reports its interim results, nearly seven months after the Hangzhou-based company was rocked by disclosures of fraud that forced two senior executives to leave. Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi, who replaced David Wei Zhe as chief executive, predicted that business would slow down.