MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 12, 2015

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, which opened in April 2011, is a past winner of the biennial awards.
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, which opened in April 2011, is a past winner of the biennial awards.PHOTO: ITE COLLEGE WEST

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Oct 12, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Award ceremony for landscape architecture projects 

The 10th Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner takes place on Monday (Oct 12). The event acknowledges a selection of landscape architecture projects that shape Singapore’s City in a Garden vision. The works will be awarded Outstanding, Gold and Silver awards by a panel from nine countries. - CALVIN YANG

Meeting to discuss trends, challenges in the financial sector

More than 8,000 delegates from financial institutions, technology partners, regulatory lawmakers and influential figures from around the world are in Singapore for Sibos 2015, a four-day meeting starting on Monday (Oct 12).  They will discuss trends and challenges in the areas of payments, securities, cash management, compliance, technology and trade facing the global financial community. - WONG WEI HAN

SPH Reit to announce results

SPH Reit will be releasing its fourth quarter as well as its full year results ended Aug 31 on Monday (Oct 12). - RENNIE WHANG

Talks on Asia free trade pact


Ships docked at Pulau Bukom, Singapore. PHOTO: ST FILE

The 16 countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will present their offers for market opening when they meet in Busan in South Korea on Monday (Oct 12), with an aim to make “best efforts” towards reaching an agreement by the end of the year, an official close to the negotiations said. The RCEP was first conceived by the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or Asean, but China is becoming increasingly prominent as a backer as it urgently seeks to prevent competitors from stealing a march on export access amid the recently struck Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.