MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 11, 2015

A projected image from Climate Central showing the effects that rising sea levels may have in Shanghai.
A projected image from Climate Central showing the effects that rising sea levels may have in Shanghai. PHOTO: CLIMATE CENTRAL

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Nov 11, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN SINGAPORE

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the  Science Centre Singapore will bring together policymakers and leading scientists for a dialogue on “Climate Change and the Arctic” today (Nov 11). The topics to be discussed include climate change and arctic shipping. Of particular interest is how  new sea passages in the area could affect Singapore’s shipping and maritime interests. - CAROLYN KHEW

CHINA TO RELEASE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION DATA 


Shoppers make their way past a shop restocking its goods in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP

China will release industrial production data for October today (Nov 11). Economists are not expecting much to write home about. Figures from the past few months have been disappointing, due to weak demand for China-made goods from both local and foreign consumers. Industrial production in September grew 5.7 per cent from the same month the year before.

MALTA TO HOST INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON MIGRATION CAUSES


Migrants wait to board a train heading to the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija. PHOTO: EPA

Malta will be hosting a major international summit on migration on today (Nov 11) that will bring together the European Union member states and 35 African nations, as well as representatives from the EU, African Union, United Nations, Economic Community Of West African States Commission, EU border control agency Frontex and International Organization for Migration. The two-day summit in Valletta will focus on addressing the root causes of migration by working to help create peace, stability and economic development in the home countries of the migrants.