MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 17, 2015

KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
KK Women's and Children's Hospital.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

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

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

ROUTINE SCREENING FOR DIABETES BENEFICIAL FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, STUDY FINDS

Routine screening of pregnant women for diabetes helps early detection and treatment of those with the condition of elevated blood sugar, and brings health benefits that outweigh the cost of screening, a study here has found.

The researchers from KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School will present details of their findings today (Nov 17). - SEOW BEI YI

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN TO DELIVER ADDRESS IN SPAIN


Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is set to deliver an address at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Spain. PHOTO: GLOBAL INITIATIVES

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is in Spain on a two-day visit and will deliver a plenary address at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, which begins today (Nov 17).

Dr Balakrishnan will also take part in the Singapore Dialogue, themed on the building of a smart nation, tomorrow (Nov 18).

SINGAPORE-SHANGHAI FINANCIAL FORUM TODAY


The Monetary Authority of Singapore building. ST PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and Shanghai Municipal Financial Services Office are jointly organising the inaugural Singapore-Shanghai Financial Forum in Singapore today. The forum aims to become a regular platform for Singapore- and Shanghai-based financial institutions to share views on the latest trends and issues concerning both markets. - CHONG KOH PING

SINGAPORE-SYRIA GROUP E WORLD CUP QUALIFYING


(From left) Bashar Mohamed, media officer, Fajr Ebrahim, Syria national football team coach, and Osama Omari, football player for Syria. ST Photo : ALICIA CHAN

Singapore will face Syria at 8pm at the National Stadium tonight (Nov 17). Singapore lie third in the five-team group on 10 points from six games. Syria are second with 12 points with a game in hand. Japan, who beat Singapore last Thursday 3-0, currently lead the group with 13 points from five games.