Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 3, 2016

A "friendship parade" in Orchard Road is being planned to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.
A "friendship parade" in Orchard Road is being planned to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Oct 3, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Singapore-Japan ‘friendship parade’  

Singapore and Japan are marking 50 years of diplomatic relations this year with a slew of events including a “friendship parade” down Orchard Road on Oct 29. The organisers will be announcing more details today (Oct 3).

Nobel prize announcements start today


The laureate medal featuring the portrait of Alfred Nobel. PHOTO: AFP

The Nobel season kicks off today (Oct 3) with the announcement in Stockholm of this year’s prize for physiology or medicine. The prize is expected to be announced at 9.30am (GMT, 5.30pm, Singapore time) at the earliest. This will be followed by the awards for physics and chemistry on Tuesday (Oct 4) and Wednesday (Oct 5) respectively, while the peace prize will be announced on Friday (Oct 7) and the economic sciences prize next Monday (Oct 10). The date for the literature award has not been set. This year’s laureates will receive 8 million Swedish kronor (S$1.3 million) per award, to be shared if there are several winners in one discipline.

US non-farm jobs data this week

Investors around the globe including Singapore are becoming increasingly jittery over the Nov 8 United States presidential election - especially the possibility of a Donald Trump administration. One of the most important pieces of data due out in the countdown to election day is Friday's non-farm jobs data for September. A strong number would also build the case for an early interest rate hike.

Correction Note: An earlier version of this story said that the Singapore-Japan friendship parade will be on Oct 19. It should be Oct 29. We are sorry for the error.