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GIVING WEEK BEGINS
An annual philanthropic campaign to encourage Singaporeans to give back to the community begins today, and will run until next Monday (Dec 5).
Called Giving Week, it is a National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre initiative. It evolved from past events held on Giving Tuesday, a day of giving started in the United States in 2012, to counter the excessive consumerism of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales held on the first Friday and Monday following Thanksgiving.
GLOBAL AFFAIRS FORUM TO KICK OFF
The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum will kick off today at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where some of the sharpest minds in the region will give their take on global affairs in the light of Brexit and Mr Donald Trump's victory in US presidential elections.
Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will lead off the event, entitled 2017: New Leaders, New Challenges for Asia, by speaking on how the leadership changes in the US and China will affect Singapore and Asean next year.
FINANCIAL STABILITY REVIEW OUT TODAY
Singapore’s banking regulator will release its annual Financial Stability Review today. The review will outline the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s assessment of potential risks and vulnerabilities facing the financial system.