MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 29, 2015

Five of the six winners of the 2014 Great Women Of Our Time Awards, (from left) ophthalmologist Ho Ching Lin, professional fighter May Ooi, lawyer and NMP Chia Yong Yong, businesswoman Dora Hoan and Singapore International Film Festival executive dir
Five of the six winners of the 2014 Great Women Of Our Time Awards, (from left) ophthalmologist Ho Ching Lin, professional fighter May Ooi, lawyer and NMP Chia Yong Yong, businesswoman Dora Hoan and Singapore International Film Festival executive director Wahyuni A. Hadi.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Oct 29, which we think you'd be interested in.

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18 nominees selected for Great Women Of Our Time Awards

The Singapore Women’s Weekly magazine has chosen 18 nominees for this year’s Great Women Of Our Time Awards. The women have been nominated from six fields, and there will be a winner in each category. These annual awards honour the nation’s most inspiring women. 

As the magazine celebrates the 10th anniversary of the awards, past winners and nominees will attend a gala dinner and awards presentation at The St Regis Singapore on Thursday night (Oct 29). - LINETTE LAI

Update on Jilin Food Zone's progress


A sign next to a road reads "Welcome to the Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone. PHOTO: ST FILE

Singbridge and the Jilin City Government will hold a media briefing on Thursday (Oct 29) in which key executives and officials will share updates on Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone’s progress, as well as introduce the first product from the food zone to enter the Singapore market. - CHONG KOH PING

Sembcorp Industries announcing Q3 data


Sembcorp Industries' integrated utilities facilities in Sakra, Jurong Island. PHOTO: SEMBCORP

Sembcorp Industries will unveil its third quarter results on Thursday (Oct 29) evening. - WONG WEI HAN

NTU, Economic Society of Singapore to hold forum on Singapore's future


NTU and the Economic Society of Singapore will be holding a forum looking at Singapore's future. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The Economic Society of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University is jointly holding the Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2015, "What holds Singapore's Future?" - CHIA YAN MIN

China finalising 13th Five-Year Plan 


China's Communist Party will be finalising its next five-year plan after four days of meetings, on Oct 29, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

China’s ruling Communist Party will end a four-day key meeting on Thursday (Oct 29) to finalise the 13th Five-Year Plan, a blueprint for economic and social development between next year and 2020. The authorities are expected to release a communique as well, which will likely focus on financial reforms and how to maintain growth of around 7 per cent.