What's Next: November 02, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (right) looks at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a news conference after a trilateral summit at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul on Nov 1, 2015.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (right) looks at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a news conference after a trilateral summit at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul on Nov 1, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Abe, Park to hold first summit today

South Korean President Park Geun Hye and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will hold their first summit in Seoul today. Ms Park had repeatedly refused to meet Mr Abe since taking power in early 2013 due to their differences over Japan's colonisation of Korea.

The two leaders are expected to "discuss measures to deepen bilateral relations and issues of common interest", according to Ms Park's office.

Advanced maritime energy test facility

Nanyang Technological University is launching South-east Asia's first advanced maritime energy test facility today.

The $8 million Maritime Energy Test Bed facility, set up in partnership with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, will spearhead the development of clean technologies that curb harmful emissions and enhance maritime energy efficiency, paving the way for green shipping.

Q3 results of DBS out today

The banking sector is seen as bruised but strong as the last of the local banks unveils its quarterly results today. DBS Group Holdings will report its third-quarter financial statement this morning.

OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank had earlier reported rising but fairly insignificant non-performing loans for the third quarter ended Sept 30.

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