Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 29, 2016

Giving Week, a new initiative by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, was launched on Dec 2, 2015, at Gardens by the Bay in conjunction with the Future of Us exhibition.
Giving Week, a new initiative by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, was launched on Dec 2, 2015, at Gardens by the Bay in conjunction with the Future of Us exhibition.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday (Nov 29) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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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


Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will lead off The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum on Tuesday (Nov 29) at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. He will be speaking on how the leadership changes in the US and China will affect Singapore and Asean. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

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 


The Monetary Authority of Singapore will release its annual Financial Stability Review on Tuesday (Nov 29). PHOTO: REUTERS 

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.