Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 26, 2016

Cyber security will be discussed at the FT Cyber Security Summit on Wednesday (Oct 26).
Cyber security will be discussed at the FT Cyber Security Summit on Wednesday (Oct 26).PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday (Oct 26) and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Boosting cyber security

With StarHub confirming that broadband disruptions last Saturday and Monday were due to a cyber attack, cyber security is clearly no longer an abstract concern for the public.

The topic will be discussed at the FT Cyber Security Summit on Wednesday (Oct 26), where company honchos and security experts will discuss how companies can beef up cyber security.

Duterte, Abe to hold private meeting


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) will meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Dutere in Tokyo on Wednesdaty (Oct 26). PHOTOS: REUTERS

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is in Japan on a state visit, will hold a tete-a-tete with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the latter's residence in Tokyo on Wednesday (Oct 26).

Reuters reported that it is unusual for Mr Abe to hold such a meeting, as he faces a delicate task of keeping Mr Duterte aligned with United States-led efforts to contain Beijing's South China Sea ambitions.

Factory output data to be released


 Employees by their workstations at a printed circuit board assembly factory in Singapore June 28, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Data on Singapore’s factory output for last month will be released on Wednesday (Oct 25).

Year-on-year growth is expected to ring in at 0.6 per cent, based on consensus forecasts by economists.

Against August, however, September's industrial production is estimated to have shrunk by 2.6 per cent. - CHIA YAN MIN