Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 27, 2016

Burnt market at Block 493, Jurong West Street 41 being demolished on Oct 20, 2016.
Burnt market at Block 493, Jurong West Street 41 being demolished on Oct 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday (Oct 27) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Community Job Fair at Jurong Green Community Club

Jurong GRC MP Ang Wei Neng will be joining stallholders affected by the recent Jurong fire, as well as residents of Jurong Central, for the Community Job Fair at Jurong Green Community Club on Thursday (Oct 27).

The fair aims to help those who were put out of work due to the Jurong West fire, as well as residents in Jurong Central looking for opportunities in the food and beverage industry. - TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY

Chinese Communist Party to end its sixth plenum


Chinese President Xi Jinping could be named as the core of the Chinese Communist Party leadership on Thursday (Oct 27).  PHOTO: AFP

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ends its sixth plenum on Thursday (Oct 27), with a communique expected to be issued.

One of the key outcomes that could emerge at the close of the meeting is a resolution to formally name Chinese President Xi Jinping as the core of the CCP leadership.

Another possible outcome expected from the meeting include revisions to two regulations to tighten party discipline, which could boost Mr Xi's authority in the run-up to the 19th Party Congress late next year. 

Kerry to speak on US' global role


John Kerry attends the National Geographic screening of Before The Flood at United Nations Headquarters on Oct 20, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

US Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech on the United States foreign policy to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Thursday (Oct 27). He will highlight America’s current international objectives and discuss its role moving forward, according to the council.

OCBC to release Q3 results


OCBC Bank's outlet at Paya Lebar Square on July 1, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

OCBC Bank will release its third-quarter results on Thursday (Oct 27) - the first of the local banks to do so in the current reporting season.

Market watchers are expected to scrutinise its bottom line closely, as well as the amount of additional provisions the bank may have had to set aside on account of its exposure to the ailing offshore and marine industry.