Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 30, 2016

Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Singapore today (Nov 30) for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Singapore today (Nov 30) for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday (Nov 30) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI IN SINGAPORE

Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Singapore today for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Her visit takes place during the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Myanmar. The trip comes amid growing cooperation between the two countries.

UN TO VOTE ON NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS


The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday (Nov 30, Singapore time) on new sanctions against North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test. PHOTO: AFP

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote early today (US time) on new sanctions against North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test.

Diplomats said the council’s five veto-wielding powers – the United States, China, Britain, Russia and France – have agreed to new measures that largely target Pyongyang’s coal export earnings, Reuters reported.

North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and missile tests.

OPEC MINISTERS MEETING TO STRIKE DEAL  


Ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet in Vienna on Wednesday (Nov 30) to strike a deal to curb production in an effort to stabilise crude oil prices. PHOTO: REUTERS 

Ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will meet in Vienna today to strike a deal to curb production in an effort to stabilise crude oil prices.

Market watchers are divided over whether an agreement will be reached. Without an Opec cut, the oil market will likely remain in surplus next year, which could cause prices to fall further.