Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 14, 2016

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend a Leaders' Retreat with Indonesian President Joko Widodo starting today (Nov 14).
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend a Leaders' Retreat with Indonesian President Joko Widodo starting today (Nov 14).PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday (Nov 14) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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PM Lee to meet Indonesian President Jokowi at first Leaders’ Retreat  

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be in Indonesia today (Nov 14) for his first Leaders’ Retreat with President Joko Widodo, where they will discuss bilateral relations and explore further economic collaboration between the two countries. The visit follows Mr Joko’s state visit to Singapore in July last year. Both leaders will also explore ways to deepen cooperation and exchange views on regional and international developments during the retreat, which officially starts today.

Accompanying PM Lee are his wife Ho Ching and nine political office-holders, including Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, and the ministers for trade and industry, defence, foreign affairs, and education, among others. 

Supermoon to appear tonight


A supermoon is seen in Italy in August 2014. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Look up from your smartphone tonight (Nov 14). The full moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948, and it will look bigger than it has in the past 70 years. A supermoon, as it is called, happens when the full moon is within 90 per cent of its closest distance to Earth, which is about 356,500km. In Singapore, the moon will rise in the east at 6.46pm and become a full moon at 9.52pm. It will be nearest to Earth about two hours before that and will set in the west at 7.18am the following day. The next time the moon appears this size will  be on Nov 25, 2034.

Singapore Exchange roundtable on dual-class shares


The Singapore Exchange. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Singapore Exchange holds a dual-class shares roundtable and has gathered a range of key industry spokesman today (Nov 14) to discuss and share their views on the topic.