Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Dec 17, 2015

Underwater Santa feeding the fishes at the Underwater World Singapore on Dec 18, 2014.
Underwater Santa feeding the fishes at the Underwater World Singapore on Dec 18, 2014.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Dec 17, and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Scuba-diving Santa celebrates early Christmas with seniors

A scuba-diving Santa Claus will feed sharks and sting rays at Underwater World Singapore to entertain a group of seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre today, (Dec 17) ahead of Christmas.
They will also receive gifts from him and get to take photos with him and the marine creatures at the oceanarium on Sentosa. - TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY

International Enterprise Singapore to release non-oil domestic export figure


Stacked containers sit among gantry cranes at the Port of Singapore. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Trade promotion agency International Enterprise Singapore will release November’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) figure early today (Dec 17). It had dipped 0.5 per cent in October from a year ago. 
Analysts will be monitoring the electronic NODX numbers as this was partly behind the drop in October.

Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold annual news conference


Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Russia's Constitutional Court judges on Dec 14, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual news conference today (Dec 17), during which almost 1,400 accredited local and foreign journalists will get a chance to ask him questions about everything from geopolitics to his personal life. He is expected to answer questions about the economy, security and terrorism. The event has evolved into a television marathon, with last year’s session clocking in at three hours.