Asean ministers meet on extremism
Asean security ministers will hold a special meeting on radicalisation and extremism after increasing reports and incidents of terror activities in the region, including the blast in downtown Bangkok in August.
The pow-wow comes at the tail end of the Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime, which already has its plate full from dealing with human trafficking and other illegal trades.
Talks on Ukraine peace process
French, German, Russian and Ukrainian leaders will meet in Paris today to try to rekindle Ukraine's peace process. While a ceasefire has largely held between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels since the start of last month, there has been no lasting political solution. The brokering of peace will top the agenda today, along with ensuring access to rebel zones for international observers and the removal of heavy weapons from the front line.
Release of US employment report
The United States Bureau of Labour Statistics will release today its non-farm payrolls or employment report, which will determine the health of the nation's job sector.
Last month, the economy added 173,000 jobs, well below market expectations.
The bureau is also set to release the unemployment rate, which measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.