Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 25, 2016

More than 100 international speakers will talk about sustainable and renewable energy trends at the Asia Clean Energy Summit.
More than 100 international speakers will talk about sustainable and renewable energy trends at the Asia Clean Energy Summit.PHOTO: ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT WEBSITE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday (Oct 25) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Renewable energy trends

At the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2016, which opens on Tuesday (Oct 25), more than 100 international speakers will talk about sustainable and renewable energy trends around the world and in the Asean region.

The summit is Asia's leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance, and is supported by government agencies, research institutes and industry players in Singapore.

Duterte to meet Abe in Toyko


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) reportedly plans to have private personal meetings with Philippine President Rodrigo Dutere. PHOTOS: REUTERS

Philippine President Rodrigo Dutere will make a three-day visit to Japan starting Tuesday (Oct 25).

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly plans to have private personal meetings with Mr Duterte in Tokyo, in a bid to keep him onside with US-led efforts to contain Beijing's South China Sea ambitions.

Latest MAS review of economy


The logo of The Monetary Authority of Singapore outside its headquarters. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will release its macroeconomic review on Tuesday (Oct 25).

The biannual report gives an overview of the state in the local economy.

In the last review in April, the MAS said that negative business sentiment had become more pervasive and unemployment was expected to rise even as wages moderated in Singapore - but that an outright recession was unlikely.