MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 21, 2015

(Clockwise, from top left) City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, former finance manager Serina Wee, finance manager Sharon Tan, former fund manager Chew Eng Han and former finance committee member John Lam face
(Clockwise, from top left) City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, former finance manager Serina Wee, finance manager Sharon Tan, former fund manager Chew Eng Han and former finance committee member John Lam face varying charges of criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts.ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW, ONG WEE JIN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Oct 21, which we think you'd be interested in.

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Court to rule on City Harvest case

After a  140-day trial, the verdict on the City Harvest Church case will be out on Wednesday (Oct 21).

The saga began in 2002, with a pop singer’s music ambitions and a church’s desire to spread the Gospel. A decade later, six former and current City Harvest Church leaders were arrested to face varying charges of criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts. They are accused of misappropriating and misusing church funds. In total, $50 million was allegedly misused. - DANSON CHEONG

SGX to release Q1 results


The Singapore Exchange will be announcing its results for the three quarters ending Sept 30. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Singapore Exchange will release its first quarter financial results on Wednesday (Oct 21). Analysts will be keenly looking at how market volatility affected company revenue in the three months to Sept 30. Market turnover spiked during the quarter, owing to a major selldown which brought down the Straits Times Index by 16 per cent. - CHONG KOH PING

ESM Goh joins world leaders on Global Transformation Forum panel


ESM Goh Chok Tong will be joining former New Zealand premier Helen Clark and former Australian PM Kevin Rudd on the panel of the inaugural GTF. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is part of a distinguished panel discussing "An Inclusive and Consultative Approach to Governance" along with other former government leaders at the Global Transformation Forum (GTF) in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Oct 21).

The inaugural GTF brings together key policy makers, global opinion leaders, corporate mavericks and experts to promote sharing of best practices and approaches on how socio-economic transformation can effectively take shape in a global environment. Joining Mr Goh at the panel are Ms Helen Clark and Mr Kevin Rudd, former premiers of New Zealand and Australia respectively, as well as former Bolivian president Jorge Quiroga. - SHANNON TEOH