Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Nov 2, which we think you'd be interested in.
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Maritime energy test facility to be launched by NTU
Nanyang Technological University will be launching South-east Asia’s first advanced maritime energy test facility that will anchor Singapore’s maritime energy innovations. The new $8 million Maritime Energy Test Bed facility will spearhead the development of clean technologies that curb harmful emissions and enhance maritime energy efficiency, paving the future of green shipping.
Set up in partnership with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the new facility comes equipped with a fully-fledged 1.5 megawatt diesel ship engine (about half the size of a bus), which can be modified to run on various fuel types for energy research. - SAMANTHA BOH
DBS Q3 results out
DBS Group Holdings will report its third-quarter financial statement this morning. - WONG WEI HAN
SingPost to release Q2 data
Singapore Post will unveil its second-quarter financial results after market closes. - WONG SIEW YING
Park, Abe to hold first summit
South Korean President Park Geun Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold their first summit in Seoul on Monday (Nov 2). Ms Park had repeatedly refused to meet Mr Abe since taking power in early 2013 due to their differences over Japan's colonialisation of Korea.
The two leaders, who held a trilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday aimed at resuming trilateral cooperation, are expected to "discuss measures to deepen bilateral relations and issues of common interest", according to Ms Park’s office. - CHANG MAY CHOON