Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Aug 10, 2016

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam is expected to attend the second International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism in Bali on Wednesday (Aug 10).
Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam is expected to attend the second International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism in Bali on Wednesday (Aug 10).ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

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Counter-terrorism conference in Bali

Representatives of 35 countries including Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam are expected to attend the second International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism (IMCT) in Bali on Wednesday (Aug 10).

The two-day conference will focus on ways to strengthen cooperation in curbing cross-border terrorism, radicalism and de-radicalism.

Meeting participants will discuss specific matters like terrorism actors, terrorists’ information sharing, their flowing of funds and weapon smuggling. Indonesian President Joko Widodo will open the conference and deliver a keynote speech.

Lessons to improve retail practices


A woman passes shop window displays at a mall in Singapore on June 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Boston Consulting Group is partnering Singapore Productivity Center to help local Singapore retailers transform.

They will be launching a series of Best-in-Class Masterclasses and practical hands on application on Wednesday (Aug 10), targeted at helping local retailers transform to be globally competitive. - GERALDINE GOH

Life Insurance Association to hold press briefing


 Dr Khoo Kah Siang, president of the Life Insurance Association Singapore (LIA). PHOTO: GREAT EASTERN LIFE

The Life Insurance Association is holding a press briefing on industry results for the first half year of 2016 on Wednesday (Aug 10).

LIA Singapore will also brief the media on its efforts on collaborating with multiple stakeholders to better manage rising healthcare costs in Singapore. - RACHAEL BOON